I revisited this painting yesterday which I started this summer. The composition was inspired by Morandi’s work. I thought of these buildings similar to his still life on a table. The structure of these buildings was simplified; many windows, doors, wires, and staircase were eliminated. However, a few shapes remained that I thought were interesting.
The shadow of the spiral staircase in the summer and in the winter are slightly different. The shadows during the winter seemed more elongated than the shadows during the summer. I decided to borrow interesting shapes of the shadow and added it to the yellow building. The staircase was purposefully excluded because it will no longer add any visual impact. I added some light on the darker foreground which was inspired by a streak of lights in the parking lot. I started to see some unresolved areas that need to be addressed during my next visit.