Just like last week, I was bedeviled by Myasthenia Gravis while working on today’s art. Inspired by last week’s results, I did a small study on watercolor paper using spent watercolor brush pens, only this time, instead of using them with inks, I used acrylic paints, watered down a bit. I was still able to get the atmospheric perspective that I’ve been struggling with, but the rest of the piece leaves a bit to be desired.

The subject matter is the massive Merchandise Mart building in Chicago, and at some point I will revisit this behemoth on canvas, probably in full-tilt Hopper mode.

But this study is smaller, and foreshortened a bit in ways I’m not really happy with. I’m also not crazy about the lack of line control. Until my fingers come back I may switch to digital art for a while. Still, I think it came out okay.

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 strange narration by Rik Mayall on a recent episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM for the Monday Marathon We bring you ten hours of The Swing Shift. The usual Thursday night marathon will be pre-empted this week, so I figured I’d drop some Swing here.