This week’s art is a small study on thin wood, using thick acrylic paint.

This is based on a photo I took from the window of our roomette on The Amtrak Cardinal on the way back from New York a few weeks ago. It’s a view of a bridge taken while crossing the Potamac, just outside of Washington DC.

The idea was to try to apply some of the lessons I’ve learned copying Hopper to a different sort of subject matter, and try to create the interplay of light and shadow that Edward Hopper made his stock in trade (and which is a huge influence on me). I’ve been experimenting with thick paint of late, trying it out on a variety of materials.

I liked the way this one came out, but the thin quality of the wood meant that it warped slightly, so I had to put some weights on it to photograph it, and because of that, it’s been cropped a bit.

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 Canadian improv troupe, The Frantics, on a recent episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon presents ten hours of our programs that focus on Black artists, as our observance of Black History Month. You’ll hear episodes of Curtain Call, The Swing Shift, The Comedy Vault and Radio Free Charleston.