So I've only got a few colours of acrylic paint left; it's sod's law isn't it that I invested money in my oils which I can't use now due to headaches, but I could try a different approach and only use them out of doors; another limitation which could breed spectacular results, who knows!
As for the acrylics, I am dwindling my supply on purpose as I want to upgrade my products anyway and it's time to take on a whole new approach. I'm not sure what the new one is, but the old one goes something like this; want it, buy it, use it perhaps but maybe not for the next five years...what? the wastage on this is bad! I need something like this instead; Plan it, construct a model (I.e. a visual list of ten paintings using the same colours) buy the colours actually required and use them. Buy less, buy better quality, use more, waste less.
The planning bit scares me slightly but I do know what I mean. By this I mean; scribble out some designs on ten different sheets of paper. Use them when you can. Do all of them and watch your style evolve but stick to a similar scheme of colours.
By limiting my choices I am learning to focus in on various tasks now. This is important because I have felt my lack of focus to be a drawback in many ways. I've felt overly scattered and this does not help to create a feeling of direction. Even if I've had a direction, the lack of feeling it can be obliterating to the enjoyment of art making and that's not what it's about. If it ceases to be enjoyable for any reason, then that reason must be identified and put right. Life is too short to live in the shadow of what you want to be.
Even if your limits seem large and your freedoms small, there is inherent value in this. Find it.