Apparently I've decided what to do with the cheque my mum sent me...I went to the Yukon Artists at Work gallery today for the first time (!) and walked away with the following items.
"Racine Rapids, Tagish River" Yukon artist Stephanie Ryan
"Raver" Yukon artist Heide Hehn
"Blue Moon" also by Heidi Hehn
I love ravens and the two pictures I bought were from a group of 5. They are small (8 x 10-ish) and are acrylic on canvas, ready to hang.
The painting is over 20" x 30" and still in the plastic wrap, which distorts the colours a bit, but I'll need to get it framed - hopefully sooner rather than later. All the colours match my new furniture, and I feel I did really well. My place is so bare and bland that these will really perk it up!