Our art this week is a semi-abstract digital painting based on a few photographs I took several years ago while riding in Business Class on Amtrak during an overnight run to Chicago. The car was mostly deserted and I decided to play with textures and abstract shading, and then painted over it digitally using my impasto brushes. I wanted attempt to capture the feeling of barrelling through the country in the dark, while safely enclosed in a passenger car.

It’s been over a year since I got to take the train anywhere, so this is me missing it a bit.

If you want to see it bigger, just click on the image.

Meanwhile, Monday at 9 AM on The AIR, we bring you the six most recent episodes of The Swing Shift, The AIR’s weekly collection of the best Swing Music from the last century, curated and hosted by yours truly.  You can tune into a recent episode of  Prognosis at 3 PM.

Due to the lockdown in the UK, the Haversham Recording Institute programs will be in rerun mode for the next few weeks.  Luckily we have a pretty extensive library of high-quality repeats to share with you.

You can hear Prognosis on The AIR Monday at 3 PM, with replays Tuesday at 7 AM, Wednesday at 8 PM, Thursday at Noon, Saturday at 10 AM and Sunday at 2 PM.

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.