So, I had this Hopperesque piece I was working on with acrylics on paper for pens, and I sort of lost interest and felt it needed something.  I’d taken several photos out of the window of The Amtrak Cardinal on the way back from NYC a few months ago, and took inspiration from those of those to try another Edward Hopper pastiche.  But it just wasn’t working for me.

Then I decided to add something.  That makes it work for today, anyway.

This was done the way I do most studies for possible canvas paintings, but if I planned to take it further I probably would’ve worked more on the atmospheric perspective.

Usually when I give up and insert Big Boy into a random painting, you folks don’t get to see it.  So consider this one a treat.

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 funny songs by Barnes and Barnes on a recent episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM for the Monday Marathon the April Fool’s Day laughs continue as we bring you ten more hours of The Comedy Vault.