Woo.... this thing is big so it is taking a while just to fill in parts! The jacket I want as mostly a big dark shape... with a bit of suggestion of color/form on the right side. I'll leave it now until the background is in to determine if I need any more details on it.
Regarding the background - I'm going to lift the trees up some to create larger shapes on the bottom of the composition. I think it will keep the viewer focused on the figure more than if the trees went all the way down. I took so many photos that day of the different areas of woods/snow so I have plenty to look at for inspiration.
I can't tell if the photo is accurate. It is the picture straight off of my camera (with a flash) and looks very foggy on my monitor. I desperately need to configure my laptop monitor though because everything looks foggy on it. This piece should look foggy by the way - just the degree of it I am wondering about!