I am not really worried about not having much to paint about, downtime is an important part of the creative process. Like winter when everything goes dormant. Not dead, just waiting.
It is not that I can't think of things to paint. I just don't have anything I feel the need to express at the moment. An idea, a feeling, something. There is something bubbling just under the surface, but it is not ready to emerge yet.
I don't want to paint one off paintings. They are always forced and stiff. They never feel quite right to me. I am never happy with them. But, I sure paint plenty of them. I think most artists do.
Painting a body of work is far more satisfying, personally and artistically.
I have a few things coming up which make me wish that I was in a more creative space workwise. There is a photographer coming to take pictures of me working on wednesday, and I have nothing going that is interesting. Then it is Portland Open Studios, where I need to be demonstrating all day.
A body of work will happen when it is good and ready to happen. I just have to keep working and wait patiently until it does.