This week’s art is a watercolor/acrylic hybrid study, painted on paper for pens.

This piece, inspired by several photos I took on different platforms of Chicago’s “L” last December, is a baby step toward incorporating Edward Hopper-style light, shadow and composition into a painting with a more surreal theme and subtext. If I take this to canvas, I’ll probably make it even weirder. Hopefully a little less sloppy with the signage, too.

As it is, it’s a bit subtle in the mind-hurting weirdness, and maybe a little heavy on the Hopper.

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 stand up from Lewis Black, on a recent episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon and Sydney Fileen present ten hours of New Wave Extended Dance Mixes on Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.