Last night we celebrated the opening of my current show at the Neighborhood Cafe in Ballard. As always, Hadija provided an amazing spread of food, and the people were fantastic. Its such a treat to meet old friends and make new ones all in the context of art.
There are few occasions when I get a chance to get into so many art conversations with artists and art lovers. Last night, I was chatting with one of my favorite local artists. She was telling me how she has started painting over some paintings from an older series of hers. I was heart broken. This is the series of her work I love the most. I even offered to show up with blank canvases of the same dimension the next time she gets the urge. She laughed. Afterward, she wanted to see some of my work. Of course the first 3 paintings I showed her were paintings on top of old paintings of mine. Well it seems this is something we painters like to do. We get bored of some old paintings, new canvases cost a bunch and require effort, and old work often makes for a fantastic starting point.
I posted a few photos in this post, but if you are interested, you can view the full slide show of photos from last night HERE. In case you missed the opening, the show is up until the end of the month.