I decided to go monochromatic this week with a mixed media piece based on several photos taken in Chicago’s River North district on my many trips to the Windy City. I decided to just do a fragment of the skyline, as a possible first entry in a series, or maybe not.

This is done in Blackwing Palamino pencil, oil pastel, ink wash and wax pencil on thick board, and it’s a smallish study that I might blow up for a full-sized canvas at some point.

I used some of the lighting lessons I learned with my Hopper homages, but decided to go with shades of gray instead of color.  I’m not sure if it works without color, but it’s good enough for a Monday Morning Art entry.

If you want to see this painting/drawing larger, just click on it.

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.

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.

Tonight at 8 PM you can hear an hour of stand-up from Brian Poesehn on The Comedy Vault. Wednesday evening at 10 PM, we’ll have another new episode of The Comedy Vault, featuring the raunchy stand-up of Redd Foxx.

Then, at 9 PM we bring you an overnight marathon of Prognosis, providing you with five classic early episodes of our Progressive Rock extravaganza, presented by Herman Linte  and The Haversham Recording Institute.