My favorite style of painting has always been trompe l'oeil, which is French for "fool the eye". Trompe l'oeil compositions are generally still lifes, and are always so realistically painted, the viewer does not at first perceive that the work is actually painted (or at least has to do a double-take). The challenge of painting in this style is what gets my creative blood really fired up!
Sometimes, I paint everyday scenes, such as those I did in our old kitchen.
Or at The Inn at Castle Hill:
My most recent painting is of a collection of wine labels and corks, all of which have specific memories for us.