Li Huayi's painstakingly rendered ink paintings are a beautiful and natural evolution of the Chinese landscape genre - I would love to see one in person, but even in reproduction they are remarkable.
Ahhh Cortes is amazing, when I discovered him I became mildly obsessed over the depth and presence he was able to give these genre pictures. There is usually so little to appreciate in this form because it's all much the same - rushed, and uses impressionism as a tool for obscuring the need to render detail rather than any reasons of style, but Cortes's technique is so far above this. He abstracts only where there is not a need for detail, and where there is, he renders it with a directness that goes beyond how minimal his brushstrokes are. Eugene Galien-Laloue is another in this mould if you have an interest. He's primarily a watercolourist, but was able to detail his images in a similar fashion.I have a soft spot for Edouard Cortes as of late. His life paintings are beautiful and calming. His focus is not so much in line, but color and shapes. Just lovely to look at.