I’m still Hopper-ing about in Chicago this week, but today’s small acrylic study is going to be heavily-revised before I take to canvas.

This acrylic on textured board piece was inspired by a very blurry photo I took while riding the L through the Loop. I got this cool shot of where the tracks come into the Loop, and I figured I could paint in the detail to make up for the blurriness, but as I progressed, that gleaming white utilty box just overpowered the composition, so it’s probably going to be changed in the finished piece.

When I figure out those changes, this might get the high-detail treatment, or I might go a little more Hopperesque with the rendering. I haven’t really decided yet. This one was knocked out in an afternoon, and isn’t terribly big. It’s smaller than a sheet of printer paper.

To see this one bigger try clicking HERE.

Over in radioland, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you 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 the genius of Stan Freeberg on last week’s episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon presents ten hours of music recorded live in concert on many different programs on The AIR.