I do the one thing that "they" tell artists never to do. I change my style all of the time. Last spring, I did a whole series of florals. Colorful, happy, mixed media florals. I enjoyed every moment of them.
I also have done many, many ballet oil paintings over the years...more on the realistic side.
And lots of ladies on the beach. Also oil.
Now I am totally focused in two polar opposite different directions.
Direction #1 is doing very colorful fluid acrylic paintings in larger sizes. (36x84, 36x72, 48x46 and so forth.) They are scary and much harder than I ever imagined. They are unforgiving and have a mind of their own.
Direction #2 is very textured, much looser mixed media (gesso, charcoal, acrylic inks) on half and full sheets of watercolor paper (15x22 or 30x22). They are then mounted to cradled birch.
It's so fun doing bipolar artwork! There's no rules in my world! Which do you like the best?