This week’s art is a detailed pastel crayon drawing on a very large piece of white paper.

Inspired by my recent Amtrak trip, and created using over a dozen photos from said trip for reference, this is a bit of an update of the “Trax” series of digital pieces of artwork I created for this blog over fifteen years ago. This one is a real world piece, and for a change of pace from the small studies I’ve been sharing here lately, this is sort of gigantic. I had to scan it in six parts and then composite them all together digitally. The actual piece is rolled up and tucked away in a large mailing tube for safe-keeping now.

As you might be able to tell, the level of detail varies, as I spent a couple of weeks on this and with MG, some days I had more control than others. This was mainly an excercise in stamina, working on a larger piece and attempting to maintain a consistent style.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Over in radioland, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you encores of a classic episode of Psychedelic Shack, and then at 3 PM a classic 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.

At 8 PM you can hear an hour of standup from Steven Wright, by popular demand, on a recent episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon presents ten hours of Mel Larche’s salute to the classic Disco era, MIRRORBALL.