Then it was the background's turn, since it contained the darkest values and since I also wanted to paint the middle ground on top of the background. The background was unified with a semi-transparent dark green color. Highlights were added, while most of the middle tones were left uncovered from Steps 1 and 2.
STEP 3 - Foreground color and background resolution
Then I began to paint some of the dark and light tones in the "white" dresses.
STEP 4 - Dark and light dress tones
Next. . . Faces, Hair and Dresses.