I started by sketching the outline in an exercise from the book 'How to Draw Anything' by Mark Linley. I found that task fairly easy. Then I started applying coloured pencils, adding felt tips to enhance colour (not sure that was a good idea). I did a lot of mixing and blending of colours, some worked, some didn't. I then found a beautiful landscape photo image, which enhanced the choice of further colours.
I thoroughly enjoyed this exercise. It took two and a half hours on July 1st and another hour on July 2nd. I'm feeling motivated and inspired at the moment and hope to keep this momentum going!