This week’s art is a tiny painting of a big thing. I found a small piece of styrene plastic, maybe an inch and a half across, and decided to paint a giant robot using gloppy old Testors enamel paint, with an X-acto knife as my brush. My fingers are doing quite well this weekend, and with the help of some reading glasses I was able to create a small painting, which will probably wind up on the wall of a new action figure diorama at some point…if it ever dries, that is.
I only had seven colors of paint, and I did use an old index card as a straight-edge in places.
I had to photograph it using the phone and a cheap ring light, with a desklamp as a fill light. If you’re looking at it on a phone, you’re probably seeing it close to actual size. On a computer screen, it’s much bigger.
If you want to see it even bigger, just click on it.
Later today we will be back with Day Sixteen of The 2021 PopCult Gift Guide, and I believe today our theme will be dinosaurs.
Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a recent episode of Psychedelic Shack, followed at 3 PM by 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 at the top of the right-hand column of this blog.
We gave the Haversham folks another week off because they asked for it and it’s not like we’re paying them or anything. I think the shows from our British correspondents might be roughly bi-weekly for the remainder of the year.
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. Classic episodes can be heard Sunday at 9 AM as part of our Sunday Haversham Recording Institute collection.
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, we bring you eleven hours of Radio Free Charleston, just for the heck of it.