After last week’s abstract inky doodle, this week I did a detailed portrait of my lovely wife, Mel Larch, using only red and black ink. I did this using a lightbox to draw over a photo that I took years ago, and have shared here many times in different forms. I wanted to see how the ink worked with a more realistic project.

While the bulk of the work here was done with Winsor & Newton inks, I did use a marker for some of the detailed cross hatching and linework.

I’ll probably be trying a few more duo-color pieces in the coming weeks.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you 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.

On Psychedelic Shack, Nigel Pye offers up an hour-long mixtape of Psychedelic Music that, on this show,  kicks off with  Pink Floyd.

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.

On a classic Prognosis, Herman Linte presents his usual assortment of prog-rock classics mixed with new tracks, and he dedicated this show to “live epics.”

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 9 PM we bring you an overnight marathon of Beatles Blast, hosted by yours truly. This week and next we’ll bring you all twenty episodes devoted to “The Lost Beatles Tapes.”