experimenting with color, mood and texture

I am always creating images for my Instagram account (when too busy i post older work) but this morning began with the usual warmup for the day--playing around with illustrated bits I've created in the past and moving elements around/altering color to evoke mood. I would love for my next book to be in this vein. Here are two recent pieces...

Mood-using watercolors to create different tones

I've got a lot of time for creative work these days since I'm on crutches and there is only so much tv i can stand. I propped my ankle up on the table and began to paint. I put down some simple washes to see what little surprises I got with this medium. Little blossoms and those irregular bits you get with watercolor made for some interesting landscapes. I like how the second one looks  like a beach dune. And the cityscape on the bottom one has a ghosted feel. Just little experiments...but they were fun.