I use mainly acrylics in my work - they are the most vesratile media I know. And in it's normal state the paint will dry fast - which is essential for somebody like me who doesn't have much patience. :) Besides acrylics I love using charcoal pencil - for some reason outlining images with it and then smudging the lines a bit gives me immense satisfaction. I also use pastels and white ink on occasion. You can also see elements of collage in my work - paper, tissue, dried leaves, various found objects - I like to incorporate all that.
What can I say - bright colors make me happy! My favorite colror combinations are yellows and oranges against cerullean blue. Oh, and throw some fuchsia in the mix. And may be lime green. And a smidge of turquoise. Oh, and can't forget hot pink. In one word - the crazier the better. There is no reason a dog can't be colored vivid blue, or a girl's hair can't be green. Cats can be purple - just so you know. :)
Every now and then I would produce monochromatic painting or will use subdude colors - those are few and far in between.
My faforite artist is Gustav Klimt - the colors, the patterns, the lines - I can look at his paintings for hours, they are immesly appealing to me, like a visual equivalent of ice cream (and I do LOVE ice cream!!).
I love work of Henri Matisse, Georgia O'Keeffe and Mikhail Vrubel.