El Paseo galleries run the painting gamut from modernist to semi-schlocky to traditional. As of early 2013, my favorite of the lot is the SR Brennen gallery that was displaying some works by contemporary artists that I'd previously viewed in art magazines and on Web sites. So I got a real treat.
Here are a few of the paintings I saw. The images are from the SR Brennen site linked in the previous paragraph.
Greene is a true veteran, pushing 80 years old, but still doing fine work. Some information about him is here.
Gottlieb, on the other hand, is under 40 and well launched on his career. Here is a post dealing with his technique at Matthew D. Innis' outstanding Underpaintings blog.
Hanks is a brave soul who works mostly in water-based media, though the results seem as solidly done as if they were in oil. Information about Hanks is here.
I previously posted Shanks' "Salome" here, and plan to write more about him soon. For those interested in learning more about him click here.