Leanne Shapton, former art director for the NYT Op-Ed page, and illustrator and author did this series of paintings which "illustrates life's minor notes and quotidian details" for the Times. You can look at more of the series over here. She sells her original paintings here.
I am an artist working in watercolor, acrylic, and collage. I live in a small village on the coast of Maine. I blog to connect and share my art and my everyday life with others. It's a place where I can touch down to document what I experience as an artist.