So I changed the background again, it was too busy with the texture.
I basically removed the texture in the background and it works much better. It is not as distracting as before. I want these items to be in the painting but I don’t want them moving any focus from the figure so I keep them gray, cool and soft edges. I really like the change, it works better, although the photos of this painting are not looking good. The painting itself looks much better than the photos which to me is a good sign. Whenever the photos look better than the painting then I’m in trouble.