Portrait artist, Cesar Santos, has left his home studio behind and has been traveling around the country in a van to explore different art genres such as landscapes. I highly recommend you checking out his vlogs on YouTube. I think artists can get stuck and his approach of taking to the open road for inspiration is an excellent approach.
To feel connected to a broader art community, I recently participated in the first virtual Plein Air Live Conference. It was well done and a wide variety of well known and highly respected artists presented over the four-day event. The next virtual artists' conference will be in October. Check out Realism Live if you are interested in learning more about this event.
For me, I have been taking some weekend trips to nearby places and taking lots of reference photos for future painting ideas. I have been taking classes on figure drawing through Zoom live sessions hosted by a variety of ateliers.
Below are photos taken by me of a recent sunrise from Ashburnham, Massachusetts. Personally, being out in nature is good for my creative spirit and I returned from my lake trip, energized, relaxed and inspired.
So try new mediums, explore new genres, learn about other artists, find a group of people you can connect with to share your art journey with, and just have fun.