I added more detail to the background. I plan on changing it a little because I’m not crazy about it. I think it’s a little WHOA! and I’m concerned that it will compete with the subject. But I’m going to mess around a little more.
I thinned down the paint with turpentine and used a tiny paintbrush and a q-tip to apply the paint. If you click on the pictures you’ll be able to see the pattern a little better, but it’s still not totally clear. Sorry.