I did something different this time. On my small mock ups I used a cad red foundation and on another I applied ult. blue and burnt umber as the foundation. Then I applied the pallet/colors I selected for the painting to see how the colors would perform together. This time I wanted a less exhuberant result so I went with the ult. blue mixed with some burnt umber. The result was the colors are more subdued. Which is what I wanted.
So here it is so far: