for this piece, which looks a bit like a maxfield parrish print because the shadows are soft.
i used tints of colors, starting with yellow as the entire underlying color. then adding robin's egg to background and after trying many different tries, i came up with this format. under paint in yellow, then cover up most the background in robin egg turquoise. next add some pinks. then some more light blue - oh yeah - there was black underneath too. later, i will make the features a bit more clear by using a fine brush.