Oil on canvas. 6"x6"
One of my favorite contemporary artists is Dreama Tolle Perry. (There is a link to her blog on the right side of this page.)
While it's important to develop an authentic painting style, it's also good to study the work of other people. After trying to copy one of her small paintings, I have even more respect for the work that she does. Unfortunately, my camera wasn't able to capture the true colors.