Friday, October 28, 2011

What Do You Think About the Background?

                                          Well, do we like background or is it too distracting? 
                                                                        I can't decide! 

This is a Tomten I needle felted from wool.

Tomten live in haylofts.  They visit with the farm animals through the long winters and remind them that summer is coming.

I think I like the way he looks as he stands in the snow outside of the main house.

The background is a bit bright when the lighting is more direct, but I don't know if that is a bad thing or not. 

Opinions would be appreciated.  I value your thoughts!

Until next time, happy weekending!



  1. I like the bottom picture with less background.

    Try hanging a layer of fine netting in front of the background, it may help to tone it down a bit. The netting will give a hazy look , a sense of distance to the background. I suggest this as opposed to toning it down with paint because it is easily changed.

    This is a trick used in museums as well as in old Hollywood movies!

  2. I like the background alot, but after reading Len aboves comment, i'm wondering how that would look too. I love your little tomten friend! have a great weekend!

  3. Hello ! Your Tomten, Nissen as I say, is absolute lovely !!! And I love your background as well.

    My dear Frikken has left me, and I`m waiting for a new little dog, a Poodle this time. I wonder if you remember what my next dog is going to be called ? Of course you remember : Its Barnum !!
    He is coming 1.dec. And Im so looking forward to it ! Still Iam sad about missing Frikken. But he was an old sick dog.


  4. Oh Petrine! I am so sorry to hear about Frikken. He was so darling and such a good companion! Please post pictures of your new Barnum when he comes. I can't wait to see him!


  5. Len, thanks so much for the suggestion. I knew something was a bit off. I think your idea may make it better. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Viv, I hope you are doing well! I have been thinking about you. :)

  6. I like the background because it helps tell the story. What a sweet little guy =)

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