I have challenged myself to produce work that draws on my love of color and the translucency of watercolor, and still has an element of landscape and figures. As an artist, it's important to try new directions in our art. What worked well for me 20 years ago in graduate school, doesn't feel the same now. Honestly, I tried, because I love that work! But I am not the same person I was then. Then, I was heavily influenced by my love of English and European literature and drama, urban scenes of people, buildings, etc. Now, I love color, the countryside, and I still love people, but I see them in a less stylized and characterized way.
This new direction is evolving, but that's what being an artist is about!