My preferred medium the last few years has been colored pencil. I love the convenience of bringing my materials to different locations, whether it be a different room in the house or outdoors at the beach or in my garden. I usually work from photographs so it is easy to start and stop as often as needed, and just like the pencils, a photo is easy to transport.
I first used colored pencil to complete a picture in preparation for a painting I wanted to attempt, it was the perfect way to experiment with the colors and identify what could be changed. I enjoyed this so much that I completed a couple smaller sketches just for fun. Over time I have learned so much more about working with colored pencil, but I will save all that for another day.!