Since the term contemporary means current, up to date, or today, a contemporary painter and decorator delta is someone that has recently created a painting. This means that contemporary art doesn't always have to be modernistic in style. It can also be old fashioned.
It's Just Out There
We often think of contemporary artists as a little bit weird or just out there. Many artists try and push the envelope and are looking for something to have a little shock value. This tends to make modern paintings more exciting.
The truth is that while some artists are "out there" a lot of artists are not. Paintings that are the strangest just stick out the most.
Old Always Comes Back
The old standby for artists is to paint landscapes. An old standby is a barn down a country lane. This may seem traditional, but often times the old style comes back or can be done in a different way.
One of these current trends is the reemergence of Fresco. It takes a good deal of work and knowledge to create a good Fresco painting, but there is a real trend for artists that are relearning this old style.
Landscape paintings are traditional in style, but in the contemporary medium you can see new trends. For example, Thomas Kinkade, contemporary painter, created landscapes that focused on showcasing the beauty of light. This had never been done in such a way. What was created was a new style out of a traditional one.