This week’s art is an acrylic/marker abstract, painted on this weird treated Tyvek that I found in the basement, and based on a digital design I created on the computer.  My fingers weren’t cooperating with my attempts to do more detailed work, so I resorted to this, and I’m pretty happy with the results.

I was also too lazy to mix paint, so these colors are straight out of the tubes. The “Spring” in the title comes from the cheery, spring-like colors. The “2024” comes from me having a nagging feeling that I’ve used the title before, so I wanted to distinguish it from any prior works.

The original design (seen right in a tiny version) was a simple digital gorp, the likes of which occupied this space for many years while I was impaired with MG.  This time I created that design, printed it out, then popped it on the lightboard and painted on the Tyvek (which was nearly opacque) to come up with what you see above. As you can probably tell, I took many liberties with the original design.

It’s nice to know I can still go the digital abstract route when my fingers won’t let me emulate Hopper.  It’s nicer to know that I can still create real-world art at the same time, even though this one is pretty small, coming in at eight inches, square.

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 Shel Silverstein, on a recent episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon and Herman Linte present ten hours of progressive rock masterpieces on Prognosis.