The background is very simple. I didn't want anything to compete with the lamb. I thought bathing the lamb in light would highlight his sweet innocence. This painting is very straight forward and uncomplicated. There's the background and the animal. That's it! I think this makes the piece versatile. It could work well in any decor whether modern or country chic.
The inspiration for this lamb is a sculpture I saw in an old issue of Country Home. The little lamb was on a fireplace hearth. You could only see half of it, but I loved the idea right away. From there I searched for pictures of lambs lying down.