This week I’m bringing you a painting that’s based on a composite of about a dozen images I took out the window of The Amtrak Cardinal back in January  I sort of tossed them all together, then based this painting on the end result. I was going for a subtle surrealism.  Might be too subtle.

I was going for the feel of an abandoned utility building on the fringe of an industrial area. Nobody can remember what purpose it was supposed to serve…or who owns it.

This was done using spent watercolor pens with Winsor & Newton inks, plus some acrylics and a lot of cheap black markers from Five Below. I used some textured tan watercolor paper for my canvas. I’m trying to take some of the light, shade and composition lessons I’ve learned by studying Hopper, but finishing them with totally different approaches.

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 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 classic Richard Pryor on a vintage episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM for the Monday Marathon We bring you ten hours of Herman Linte’s Prognosis, since we told you two weeks ago that we’d run this last week, then we replaced it at the last minute with Mel Larch’s Curtain Call Tony Awards Specials. So Monday at 9 PM tune in for ten hours of the greats of Prog Rock performing live.