Our art this week had more complicated origins that you might initially think.

This is a scene of the Belmont platform on Chicago’s L Train system.  I liked the way things looked there, but rather than snap a photo, I whipped out my phone and stylus (yours truly has a very hard time operating a touch screen due to Myasthenia Gravis) and did a very quick and sloppy sketch in Notes, and then made color notations for future reference.

After I got home, I transferred the file to the computer and printed it out in light gray on paper for pens. Then I worked it over with watercolor pens, pastel crayon and acrylic paints until it looks like what you see above. It’s smaller and more abstract that much of my recent work. This style is not exactly new for me, but it’s a tad different. I don’t know if I’m going to try to do more work like this in the future or not. I’m happy with the way this came out, but I don’t know if the world needs any more like it.

Maybe later I’ll redo it, but with ultra-high realistic detail.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Over in radioland, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you encores of a classic episode of Psychedelic Shack, and then at 3 PM a classic 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. 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.

At 8 PM you can hear an hour of the stand-up of Patton Oswalt on a recent episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon presents the first ten hours of a twenty-episode mixtape series of The Lost Beatles on Beatles Blast. We’ll run the second ten of these next week.