You never know what kind(s) of inspiration a weekend trip to Chicago can yield.
Out of our hotel room we had a direct view of another hotel - not the most stunning vista I've ever had, but for my purposes, kind of useful. Here's the view.
This is a rough idea of the silhouette of the hotel with the negative shape of a local bank building removed from the lower right corner.
It's now ready for a solid coat of color.