While I was wandering around teh interwebs I stumbled upon these paintings by Ric Stultz. As I really liked them I posted a few for you here.
What struck me in his work are the use of fairly dark colors against a smudgy background and the themes of security, being together, protection, loneliness and adaption/transgression that he depicts through objects not humans.
As Your Flame Fades
Our Time Here Is Limited
Sign of the Times
See more paintings on his website.