January is still Edward Hopper month here at Monday Morning Art. All month long I’ve been posting some recent works that are inspired by the man who gave us “Nighthawks.”
Today we have a Hopperesque painting of a rooftop swiming pool at night, inspired by sights I saw in Chicago a few years back. From our hotel we could see this cool rooftop swimming pool, and it was odd because, even on insanely hot days, we never saw anybody using it.
As with all of the paintings I’ve been posting here for the last year or so, this is not a finished product, but rather a small-scale study, that I fully intended to blow up and render on canvas more fully at a larger size at some point in the future when they’ve added an extra twelve hours to the day.
This one is acrylic on thick board, with the sloppy borders cropped after it was scanned. It’s not as detailed as my other recent Hopper-inspired works, but I plan to remedy that when I do the final version on canvas. This was mainly to get the lighting, composition and color in place, since I was not working with photos this time.
If you want to see this painting 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.
Our Monday Marathon, beginning at 8 PM, brings you eleven hours of the most recent episodes of Mel Larch’s Disco Music showcase, MIRRORBALL, so you can do the bump all night, then show up at work the next day completely exhausted.