Expressive Watercolor Washes. Abstraction. Composition. Shapes (geo-morphic). Colors (harmonies and contrasts). Texture. Layering. Juxtapositioning. (See Gude.) Tie thematically into felt qualities of an experience, music, dancing, dreaming... Look at Aboriginal Dreamings (dot paintings), Miriam Shapiro (I'm Dancing as Fast as I can), and Miro or Kandinsky. Watercolor painting fun, but is much harder to do well than you think.
"Pay attention to poetry. Pay attention to music. Pay attention to paintings and sculptures and photo exhibits and ballets and plays. Why? Because art is God's way of saying hello. Your world is shouting out to you, revealing something intrinsically glorious about itself. Listen carefully. Love art, the way art loves life. Don't let all this go unnoticed." -Neale Walsh