oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

Tag: painting

Knocking out the Carrots

Knocking out the Carrots

This painting was pretty difficult to get done this week. I was down and out with some pretty severe sinus pressure all week that prevented me from painting as much as I would like. I’m really happy with how it turned out despite getting a little […]

Just a Carrot Still Life

Just a Carrot Still Life

Don’t let my Instagram feed fool you, I painted this very quickly. There was just a lot of time between each session and a lot of reluctance to sit down to work on it.

Apple Still Life Mini Series Finished

Apple Still Life Mini Series Finished

  My apple mini series is complete! I’m probably quite a few apples shy of a bushel, but I like the idea of calling them a bushel. This series flew by and I really enjoyed painting them, but I’m glad to be done with apples […]

Eighth Apple Still Life – Bushel of Fun

Eighth Apple Still Life – Bushel of Fun

I’m in the apple home stretch! Only one more apple still life left and the mini series will be complete. Not only that, but the walls in my studio are filling up. I’ve never filled up my walls before so I’m actually really proud of […]

Seventh Apple Still Life – How You Like Them Apples

Seventh Apple Still Life – How You Like Them Apples

It was fun to break up a round object like this. I just knocked over the stacked apple from the last painting and I love, love how it turned out. The painting itself seemed to fly by. I sat down to work on it and couldn’t […]

Using Walnut Oil to Clean and Store Oil Paint Brushes

Using Walnut Oil to Clean and Store Oil Paint Brushes

Back in December 2016, I talked about using oil to clean and store brushes. This post is a follow-up on how it has worked out over the last 3 months and how I have implemented it. At some point, it I realized that I hate washing brushes and […]

Fifth Apple Still Life – Apples to Apples

Fifth Apple Still Life – Apples to Apples

I tried a little something different with the sketch for this one. After covering the canvas with a base coat of burnt umber, I opened a window and dipped the corner of a rag in turpentine to erase the light areas. Big mistake!

My 4th Apple Still Life & Watercolor Fails

My 4th Apple Still Life & Watercolor Fails

I’ve finished the 4th painting “Apple of Discord” in the apple still life mini series. The next two still lifes have progressed past the block in stage and the final three have been sketched. I’m enjoying these more than I thought I would and I’m […]

Apple of My Eye

Apple of My Eye

This is the third of nine in my apple still life mini series. I can’t wait to see all nine of them together. They’d look fantastic covering a wall in my dining room. At least until they’re bought up anyway. 😉 Prints are available at Fine […]

Sour Apple Still Life

Sour Apple Still Life

Nearly all of my paintings go through an ugly duckling phase, but this one was especially ugly. Thanks to effective damage control, pictures are the only evidence. Sometimes I get in a rush and don’t spend the time I should on sketching. In this case, […]