Well, moving on from my getting acquainted sketch, here's what I've ended up with:
Watercolour, gouache and ink, using clingfilm; quarter sheet. Ref photo by bboomerindenial on morguefile.
The reference photo for this painting was supplied for the January challenge in a small portrait group I belong to, and was in black and white, the idea being that we could apply our own colour without being influenced by the colour in the original. This is where I ended up. I'd like to say that flashes of inspiration brought me here, but in reality my thought processes were more akin to continental drift...
I may well try a series of these, one for each season, what do you think?
Edit: this painting was featured on the RedBubble homepage, 1st Feb 2011 - well chuffed!