Well, it is that time (i.e., the end) of the year, when we are deluged with top 10's on movies, restaurant openings, books, etc. So, why not add to the fray? I'm posting my top ten "whoa" moments when I discovered certain paintings. They follow in no particular order: some are works by my friends, some by well-known painters, and some that I just swerved across on the internet. Enjoy this varied and interesting assortment!