The big day is coming! The culmination of two and a half years of work will finally debut on November 7, 2019. ‘Don’t You Blow Your Big Top‘ opens at the Foundation Event Space in Kansas City’s West Bottoms.
My show is drawing closer so that means it’s just paint, paint, paint in studio. There’s a lot going on, with future plans floating in the ether, so I’m spending my days finishing paintings.
Some upcoming art shows were behind the thrust of work in September, which all revolved around getting some oil painting done.
Sometimes it’s easier to just write about what I’m painting about than actually write some bullshit artist statement. Here’s what boxing, bullfighting, rodeo clowns, sideshows and carnivals mean to me. Hold on to your pants, this could get wordy.
With deadlines looming, August was a month loaded with new paintings. With my class schedule filling up with the changing seasons, August was spent on focusing on lots of new work. That means carnival paintings.
PeaceWorks Kansas City is holding its 29th Annual UNplaza Art Fair in Southmoreland Park on September 21 -22, 2019. I’ll be one of the artists participating!
Well, when you let the general public ask questions, you can expect to get a bunch of strange ones. A few weeks ago on the schliefkevision facebook page, an open call for questions was placed, and friend and fellow painter David Ohlerking answered the call.
You never forget your first time. I was nervous, cleaned up a bit beforehand, even going so far as to put on a clean shirt. The moment finally arrived, awkward greetings were exchanged and soon enough, we found ourselves in my studio. This is the first time I would teach a painting class.
Life comes at you fast, and so much time is just spent scrambling around. July was one of those months where I couldn’t have been busier, but yet still felt like things were stuck in neutral on a lot of fronts. So in July, I worked on some charcoal drawings and continued work on my…
There’s a wonderful art show at the Kansas City Public Library right now. Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective is a beautiful and compelling show! Best know as the gonzo artist depicting Hunter S Thompson’s exploits, this comprehensive show proves his art goes much farther than that.