After settling on the basics of my composition, I went about making a tonal study, followed by several colour studies. The tonal study used information from my photos, as well as atmospheric perspective. Atmospheric perspective is where things get lighter the further back they are – the reason for which is that the atmosphere provides little pieces of goo (water, mist, cloud, air, whatever) that reflects the sun, and so the further back you go, the more of this you see.
My second attempt is currently in progress. It’s more of a “spring” if I called the last attempt is an autumn.