I’m a big fan of video game fan art. Admittedly most of it is terrible, but from time to tome you get something like EvelMash’s Simon Belmont oil on canvas pixel art (pictured above) and get taken aback by the sheer brilliance of the work. And even more impressive than the Simon Belmont piece is the Super Mario oil on canvas pixel art (pictured below). EvelMash managed to accentuate the Mario 8-bit sprite amidst a sea of scattered pixels. Bravo EvelMash.
There are more NES-era pixel art oil on canvas work at EvelMash’s deviantART page including: Link, Metroid and the Duck Hunt duck.