One of my fondest wishes is to be able to paint beautiful masterpieces. But, alas, they don't really turn out. My Fine Arts Appreciation teacher in college said that there are two types of people - those who create masterpieces and those who are meant to enjoy them. She joked that we both fit in the latter. But that's okay. I'm content just to see such beautiful things...
One of my favorite artists on DeviantArt is Leonid Afremov. You can view his pieces using the link below.
I love the style he uses - the beautiful painting technique I call "plop of paint in the right space".
Simply beautiful :)