ABOUT the ADDENDUM
The Addendum is an occasional blog about cities, culture, books, writing, photography, and painting. Here is where I post my thoughts and reflections, updates about projects I am working on, and other original content.
The blog takes its name from small publications that were inserted into books with corrections, additions, and expansions, allowing a book to be updated without reprinting; The Addendum serves much the same function for this site.
Category Archives: Painting
Recently, I was notified of an exciting opportunity to further my education: I was accepted into a graduate program at the University of California Berkeley. I am very excited by this, and looking forward to it tremendously. However, this new … Continue reading
The above is an architectural rendering I created in recent months, but it is more than that: it’s a connection between myself and a lost fragment of time. The building in the rendering is an 1882 rail station design by … Continue reading
For some time now, I’ve had a web site of some form or other on the domain route99west.com. This blog, for example, has sat on route99west.com/addendum/ for something like 5 years, maybe 6. I chose the name for various reasons, … Continue reading
Recently, my life got pretty darn hectic. I made a mad dash to Chicago for the Center for Railroad Photography and Art conference, as I previously noted, and then made a mad dash back just in time to start a … Continue reading
Oaks Park Pentimento: Portland’s Lost and Found Carousel Art Photographs by Jim Lommasson. Introduction by Inara Verzemnieks. Afterword by Prudence Roberts. Oregon State University Press, 121 The Valley Library, Corvallis, OR 97331; http://oregonstate.edu/; 12.5 x 10.5 in; hardbound; 48 pages, … Continue reading
Liquidated, 2009; watercolor on paper, approximately 16 x 25 inches. Well that took a bit longer than expected. Liquidated is the second in my 99W Series of paintings. This is a planned sequence of images using the thread of old … Continue reading
Here There Nowhere Paintings by Michael Brophy with essays by Jonathan Raban and William L. Lang. OSU Press, 121 The Valley Library, Corvallis, OR 97331-4501; http://oregonstate.edu/dept/press; 12.0 x 12.0 x 0.25 in; paperbound; 60 pages, 20 color images; $25.00 The … Continue reading
Bob Ross, television painting guru, the man who defined fantasy-land do-it-yourself painting. He was to art what the Ginsu knife was to kitchen cutlery. Introducing the art of oil painting to the great unwashed masses, he inspired a cult fan … Continue reading
Morning Rush, Portland, 2007; watercolor on paper, approxamately 16 x 25 inches. Here is the jumping off point. Me being me, I didn’t quite paint it in weekly, zen-like meditative days as I had planned. Noooo. Of course not. Every … Continue reading