So, I was in Chicago most of last week to celebrate my beautiful wife’s birthday, and that’s the real reason we did Marathon Week on The AIR and last week’s posts might’ve seemed off a bit, since they’d all been written a week earlier.

However, I did not cheat for this week’s art. We got back Friday morning, and on Saturday I did this small painting, using thick acrylics and plastic eating utensils for brushes. It’s based on a few photos I took of the Christmas Tree in Union Station in Chicago last Thursday, as we were waiting for our train back home.  If you’re looking at this on a computer monitor, you’re probably seeing it at the actual size it was painted, if not a little larger.

I did this on paper for pens and photographed it using a small ring light because it was not dry enough to scan.  I also didn’t want to smoosh the brushwork, because I think it looks pretty cool. Once in the computer I cropped the borders and tweaked the white balance to make it look more natural. I usually do some kind of Christmas-y art this time of year.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we wrap our December marathons with a day split between Nigel Pye’s Psychedelic Shack and yours truly hosting Beatles Blast.  Our programming stunt to cover my trip to Chicago is over, so Tuesday we’ll be back to whatever passes for normal on The AIR, with a new RFC that’s loaded with new music.