This is as far as I got on my Old World Wisconsin man this afternoon. I have to say that his scarf gave me fits. I will probably go back later and smooth out the fringe, though I don't want that part of the picture to be overly important. Looking here, I see a bigger contrast up near the , rather than on his face, which is what I want to emphasize. I think when a background goes in that will lessen the contrast in the area of his hat.
I welcome any comments on how I might handle the background. In the original photo there is a doorway, part of a window, but I think I just want color. I welcome suggestions on what you would do.