...with soft hues that transcend...
I totally adore the illustrations of Stella Im Hultberg.
Over 100 paintings & drawings of the same woman (which seem to be surrealish idealized self-portraits). And yet each one a completely unique entity, with varied settings and poses exuding subtle differences in mood of a calm, perhaps wise (with occasional hints of seductive) thoughtfulness.
*image credit- Hultberg*
See also: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stellaimhultberg