oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

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My Sister’s Cat

My Sister’s Cat

  Meet Lil Buddy, my sister’s cat. I painted this as a gift to my sister and her new husband for their birthdays. I wanted this to be a surprise so I had to scour Facebook accounts and texts for reference pictures. I found a […]

Black Dog Paint Along – Part 1

Black Dog Paint Along – Part 1

I don’t know that I’m necessarily qualified to conduct painting lessons, but I have been. My sister-in-law, Crystal was so proud of her rooster painting that she wanted to paint another one. This time we decided to paint the same subject so I can better […]

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 5

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 5

I don’t have much to show this week. I’ve been working on a surprise painting that I can’t show until it reaches its destination. So while I did work on my portrait some more, I spent the majority of my painting time working on the […]

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 4

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 4

One step forward, two steps back. I’m sure I’ll eventually get where I’m going. I’ve been putting off working on this painting for months because I felt like it had reached a point where I could only screw it up. Lo and behold, I completely […]

Painting My First Pet Portrait

Painting My First Pet Portrait

This week I took a very much-needed break from landscapes to paint my first pet portrait. I’ve been itching to paint my dog, Shanzi for a while now. Running into pet portraits on Pinterest and the WP Reader has only fueled my desire to paint her. For […]

Looking with Fresh Eyes

Looking with Fresh Eyes

Every once in a while I’m reminded of the importance of looking at art with fresh eyes. I thought I was just about finished this paining yesterday. Yet today, when I was going to put my signature on I realized that it wasn’t even close […]

Painting a Collection

Painting a Collection

This week has been hectic and I haven’t had time to paint. I was more productive last week though and got this painting started. I need to glaze some red/orange in the clouds and add a bit more detail in the foreground, then it’ll probably be […]

The Many Methods of Painting Over Old Paintings

The Many Methods of Painting Over Old Paintings

A while back I asked how people paint over old paintings and got a variety of methods. Sand painting down, then gesso over using oil based gesso (acrylic won’t stick) Just gesso over it with oil based gesso Spray with oven cleaner or turpentine, let sit […]

Fisher Towers Update #4

Fisher Towers Update #4

I’ve been working on this painting for too long, but finally made some concrete progress. It seems like I’ve painted the bottom half more times than I can count and hated every layer until now. I had to put these images side by side to illustrate […]

A New Color Can Make All The Difference

A New Color Can Make All The Difference

Getting a new red spurred me to paint this painting. I really wanted to test out the new color before using it in the Fisher Towers painting. I didn’t see the sense in trying and potentially failing and adding more frustration on a painting I’m […]