It’s been over a year since I posted a pure ink creation here, so this week’s art is “Ink Street,” an ink on weird textured paper darwing that takes its inspiration from five or six photos I took out of the window of The Amtrak Cardinal on the way back from New York in January.

The inks are a combination of Winsor Newtons, india ink and cheap markers. Aside from markers and traditional brushes, I used dental brush-picks for some of the finer details.

This piece is decidedly NOT Hopperesque. I decided to break away from the conventions of his style for this one, just to prove I still could. It’s not exactly Impressionistic or Expressionistic. It’s more a sort of semi-abstract minimalist realism.

Be advised that sometimes I come up with descriptions for the style I’m employing just to make the heads of art teachers explode.

I was tempted to crop out the sloppy attempt at power lines. By the time I got to those, my fingers were rebelling. But I left ’em in just so I didn’t turn the piece into a widescreen affair.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Over in radioland, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you encores of a recent episode of Psychedelic Shack, and then at 3 PM 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. 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. All times listed are Eastern, so if you’re in another timezone, adjust accordingly.

At 8 PM you can hear an hour of funny songs by Shel Silverstein, which we mistakenly listed here last week, on a recent episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon the laughs continue as we bring you ten more hours of The Comedy Vault.