Okay, this week I went full-tilt Hopper.

Inspired by sights seen on the L in Chicago, this is an acrylic painting on textured board.  The Washington/Wabash Station in the loop has this cool geometric canopy that makes great shadows. And Hopper was all about shadows and light. Here I added a figure, a preoccupied girl looking at her phone with a water bottle tucked under her arm, who was inspired by a figure snapped in a different photo in Chicago. I changed the hair and clothes, but she fit right in as an accent to the architectural nature of the rest of the painting.

This was done over the course of four or five days, which is short for me, dealing with MG this time of year. The finished piece was too big to be scanned in one piece, so I had to scan half at a time then composite them digitally. Although I did this as a larger piece, I still consider it a study for an even larger canvas piece somewhere down the road.

I’m really happy with this one, so much so that next week’s art will probably suck.

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 a compilation of The BS Crazy Show on last week’s episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon presents ten hours of Mel larch’s Disco Showcase, MIRRORBALL!