I started with Daniel Smith's venetian red gesso as an under painting. The first colors that I choose I did not like. The values are too similar.
I played with the colors in Photo Shop and came up with a different color scheme.
Then, I walked to Fred Meyer to select matching or similar colors in paint chips.
I mixed these colors and wrote the paint names and amounts on the back of the paint chips for future reference. It was a challenge to mix the paints and come up with the colors that I wanted. The photo of the final painting has a greenish tint to it vs the original. He is cute. I'm not sure this is my style of painting.