Since we can’t travel for real now, how about we continue our virtual trip to Chicago via art? Our month of Chicago-inspired art continues with one of my hyper-realistic digital paintings, this time of the Grand Plaza, a fancy-schmancy Apartment and Condo building, which was right across the street from, and considerably taller than, our hotel. Sunday morning Mel and I made the rather obvious decision not to go through with our trip to Georgia this week, since ToyLanta was canceled, and there’s a good chance that restaurants and possibly businesses might be shut down by the time we’d get there.

Since I had several hours set aside to prepare for trip that were suddenly free, I dove in and made this painting. I had six or seven blurry photos for reference, so it took quite a bit of work to make it look like this. It’s a handsome building, and very, very tall.

You can click the image if you want to see a bigger version.

Meanwhile, over in radio-land, Monday on The AIR, our Monday Marathon runs from 7 AM to 11 PM, and brings you yet another all-day overdose of Prognosis. You can tune in all day long to hear Herman Linte and yours truly bring you the best prog-rock from the last half-century. Herman tells us that Haversham Recording Institute should be able to start cranking out new episodes of our music specialty shows very soon–probably by the end of this week. With the travel restrictions and curfews, Haversham has free time for the first time in months.

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