This week’s art is a small study (using Winsor Newton inks on textured paper) for a potential Edward Hopper-style painting.

This was done quick ‘n’ sloppy just to get the composition and rough colors down. Chances are the finished piece will change the angle, and maybe lose the buildings next door and maybe the fence. I’ll also be using a different medium. As you can see the ink was a little hard to tame in places.

I based this on a few quick photos I took out the window of The Amtrack Cardinal somewhere between New Jersey and Washington DC last January.

I’m still trying to get to the point where I can imitate parts of Hopper’s mastery of light and shadow, but apply it to my own surreal subject matter. It’s fun to try and learn new things at my age.

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 Cheech and Chong on a recent episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM for the Monday Marathon We bring you ten hours of The Swing Shift. It kicks off with our recent four-episode look at Boogie Woogie, and I also scheduled another four-parter, this one devoted a rough history of 100 years of Swing, back when we hit episode 100 of our show.