I think I just got some, in the form of the phrase, "I really like the ones you do where the people are actually doing things or have things going on around them." Now, hours later, it's just starting to sink in that this phrase makes good sense.
Not that I'll ever stop doing straight up portraits... Just as anything I write will probably always be mostly character driven. Still, the idea lingers that I can actually have these fascinating characters do a thing or two.
Ooooh... I have an idea for a new painting. Where is time when you need it. I want a kittybot I can send in to work so I can stay home and paint, dammit.