I came across a wonderful set of paintings of boats, water, and shore posted by Thai artist Asnee. His amazing use of bright jewel-like colour in his seascapes especially caught my notice. Take a look at this slide show, Seas of Thailand, and you will see what I mean.
As well as his use of colour, he also does some really interesting things with texture and line. He works in a variety of media.
As I am beginning to dabble just a bit in making images again, I am curious about exploring other media. Oils are my usual medium of choice. . . but I am thinking about branching out. Maybe it will help me get out of this very long "dry" period.