Landscape is a simple because you can do a lot of invention and not get hung up on drawing. I started off by drawing some rectangles into my watercolor Moleskine.
Sunrise/Sunset (you can hum along), full-on day with shadows. You can try night, as well. These different times of day will allow you to play with combinations of colors. Wet your paper and apply paint in ribbons to allow the colors to leak and run into each other. Now this is really about the best thing about watercolors. The wetting or not wetting. You can leave an area bone dry and the wet color won't leak into it! Glory Be!
You can also preserve white areas by using frisket. The white paper shining through gives a sparkle. I didn't do here.
Tomorrow, we'll talk layering.