This week’s art is a decent-sized acrylic study that is the serious flip side of the joke painting I posted a few weeks ago.

This is a painting of the view from the Jackson Boulevard-facing window of our room at the Canopy by Hilton in Chicago’s Loop district, last July. I really like the challenge of painting the architecture, but also the reflections in the windows.

This is not really an attempt at emulating Edward Hopper. I did use a few of the techniques I’ve picked up attempting to mimic him, but reflections in glass was not something he often bothered with.  Many of his paintings of windows make no attempt to to even acknowledge the existence of glass, and many of the windows in his more notable works just look like open holes in the sides of buildings.

With this painting, that would’ve made things a bit boring. So this is more me stepping out of his influence, and trying something on my own.  Based on a series of photographs, It was painted over the course of a month, using acrylics on heavy illustration board. It’ll probably make a good giant-sized canvas painting someday.

I wish there was some deep meaning behind this, like a major statement about lonliness or man’s inhumanity against cheese or something, but it’s really just a mechanical attempt at capturing something in paint that I thought looked really cool.

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.

At 8 PM you can hear Ali Wong doing stand-up comedy while seven months pregnant on last week’s episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon presents ten more hours of The Swing Shift, just for the heck of it.