Progress on Billy the Bighorn

I have finished the main subject of my oversized bench cover.  I am now moving on to the background and then the side border.  I had planned a very dark chocolate for the background, but now I am worried that I will lose the sheep to the brown.  I also dyed an oatmeal which is just a tad bit brighter than the linen background.  I don't care for light backgrounds, but that may end up the case with this piece.  I am going ahead with the dark background to see if it will work or not.  If not, oatmeal it is.