i started doing watercolor after my first back operation. it was easier on my body than batiking which required some lifting of dye baths. watercolor was a lot like painting silks...brushes loading with pigment; color spreading out in the wet on wet technique. using salt for texture was also something i learned painting silks.
i sometimes have a heavy hand when it comes to watercolor. i like my pigments thick. glaze upon glaze to achieve rich color, but sometimes the colors go all muddy.