The sky has been painted, moving from a warm white on the left to a warm yellow on the right. Next I began painting the stripes of the middle zebra. These I wanted warmer and lighter than the left and right zebra. Once those were finished, I had a better gage on the stripe color for the darker two zebra.
Like the stripes, I filled in the body of the middle zebra first. Once its colors were established, I could move to cooler colors with more contrast on the left zebra.