Today’s art is a digital painting/doodle inspired by the sights of my last trip. However, I didn’t base this on any image in particular, and just wanted to make an impressionistic imaginary landscape of a rural scene at twilight. We saw lots of stuff like this while driving the back roads of Pennsylvania, but this just sprang forth from my head. I painted the sky and land first using a variety of digital brushes and canvas effects, then added the silhouettes and shadows afterward. I was trying to create the feel of the time just after sunset, where you can’t see the sun anymore, but you can still see the shadows cast from it in the distance.

If you wish, you can click this image to see it bigger.

Meanwhile, over in radio-land, Monday on The AIR, our Monday Marathon presents  eight of the “Lost Beatles Project” episodes of Beatles Blast. Inspired to drop this hear by the 50th anniversary edition of Abbey Road, I thought it’d be a fun audio trip to bring you eight hours of alternate takes, studio chatter and unreleased tracks from the only serious contender for the title, “Most Important Band In History.”

You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

In other news on The AIR, we have just been informed that, due to server upgrades, there will likely be intermittent periods this week of disrupted service. Because of this, we have decided to dip into our vast pool of high-quality re-runs for our afternoon specialty music programs this week, rather than have new episodes potentially interrupted. We should be back with all-new programming next week when all bright, shiny new servers are in place and running smoothly.