I'm working on this new painting, but am a little stumped as to how to work with the colors. I want a heavy, soft, quiet atmosphere with the main light coming from the lantern. I was thinking some cold background light would be coming from the background to distribute some blues around the environment. One of the things I'm working with right now is the colors on her dress. I wanted the dress to be white, but how do you contrast that with the snow in the background? Any comments and feedback would be greatly appreciated!
I've also included a mockup of what I want the lighting to sort of look like when I'm done with it.