Today’s art isn’t quite what it seems to be.
As finished, it’s meant to look like weeds and water as seen at a riverbank as the sun sets.
In reality, it’s something very different. What I did was take a digital photo from 2008, print it out as a negative image on thick paper, and paint over it with acrylics and ink. I changed the colors, rotated it and turned it into the scene you see above. I deliberately wanted to make it look like something as far removed from the original photo as possible.
So what was it originally?
As you can see to the right, it’s a close-up of the windshield of a car I totaled in December, 2008. I took the photo in the junkyard when I cleaned it out, and on that very cold day it was covered with frost. I actually used the original photo as Monday Morning Art back then.
But now it’s a happier and almost calming, but not quite pastoral, scene. So I guess I took a sad photo and made it better.
To see it bigger try clicking HERE.
Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a new episode of Psychedelic Shack, followed at 3 PM by a recent edition of Herman Linte’s weekly showcase of the Progressive Rock of the past half-century, Prognosis. You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on the embedded radio player elsewhere on this page.
Psychedelic Shack can be heard every Monday at 2 PM, with replays Tuesday at 9 AM, Wednesday at 10 PM, Friday at 1 PM, and Saturday at 9 AM. Classic episodes can be heard Sunday at 9 AM as part of our Sunday Haversham Recording Institute collection. This week’s show is new, but as I write this I don’t have a playlist or even a clue what Nigel Pye has in store for his loyal mind-expanded listeners.
You can hear Prognosis on The AIR Monday at 3 PM, with replays Tuesday at 7 AM, Wednesday at 8 PM, Thursday at Noon, and Saturday at 10 AM. You can hear two classic episodes of the show Sunday at 2 PM.
Tonight at 8 PM you can hear an hour of brilliant stand-up from Eddie Griffin on The Comedy Vault. Wednesday evening at 10 PM, we’ll have another new episode of The Comedy Vault.
Then, at 9 PM we bring you an overnight marathon of Prognosis, wherein Herman Linte makes sure that you all get your recommended daily amout of Robert Fripp.