oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

Tag: Portrait

A New Sketch & Thoughts on Caring for Brushes

A New Sketch & Thoughts on Caring for Brushes

The next one is on the easel. It needs some more work on the sketch, but it’s a good start. I’m actually really happy with the mouth and left eye. The right eye and the nose especially, need more work. This painting is going to […]

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 6

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 6

It’s almost done! I finally made some really good progress on this painting and the finish is clearly in sight. A quick peruse through my photos revealed that I’ve been working on it off and on since January. It’s now December. I have taken months off […]

“Dopey” Dog Portrait

“Dopey” Dog Portrait

I finished this surprise painting for my mother-in-law Vicki this week. She’s always been very supportive of my painting and is my only paying customer to date. With that in mind, I wanted to give her something really special for Christmas. Her favorite dog Dopey […]

Black Dog Paint Along – Part 2

Black Dog Paint Along – Part 2

Crystal and I have made some good progress on our paintings. We’ve actually gotten together more often than I expected and we might actually get our paintings finished soon. I think I finally figured out most of my problems with the dog, but now I […]

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 […]

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 3

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 3

I put a lot of work into the eyes since I last posted about this painting. It still needs a lot more work, but I really like the direction it’s going in. I need to work on the smirk, shirt and hair for sure, and […]