“So you’re making money!?” is one of the common responses artists get when they tell people that they’re really busy. In truth, being really busy means they’re actually creating the potential to make money.Continue reading
It seems like over the past ten years or so Norman Rockwell’s reputation in the art world has been rehabbed. Instead of being tossed aside as a sappy illustrator popular among People Who Don’t Know Anything About Art, the art world has slowly embraced America’s favorite son. I’ve seen his work reappear in plenty of museums. On a visit to the Rockwell studio and museum years ago, I noticed something about his technique. This discovery made me think about him as a painter for the first time.Continue reading
Some new oil paintings, drawings, stretchers, and some writing all happening in the studio. Scroll down to see some of the work in progress and catch up with all the latest developments.Continue reading
Art forgery, political art, and more art world news from around the globe, including a nice show of German art from the Weimar years at the Tate in London!Continue reading
Political Satire and Art
No new images this month from the studio, as a lot of weird, wayward progress is slowly being made on my new work. Instead, I’ll leave you with some insight into the thoughts, worries, indecision and desires of where exactly I want my work to head.Continue reading
Ever take a boring paint and wine class where you sit in a room with twelve other strangers and paint some horrible painting of a bad sunset with a crappy silhouette of Bartle Hall? Why waste your time and money on that when you can actually drink, paint, learn some stuff about art and have a load of fun while finishing a painting you’ll like at the end?
An open studio will be held on Saturday, July 28th from 11-5 in the River Market neighborhood. This is an opportunity for art lovers in Kansas City to get to know the work of Michael Schliefke.
June, 2018 – As I’m trying to find the balance between new oil paintings and writing in studio, things are starting to hit exciting points in both areas! This summer has been laying the groundwork for the next 6-24 months of work for me. Sometimes in studio, things take turns you don’t expect.
June, 2018: Here’s the latest updates from the art world, stories I found to entertain, educate and horrify you. Today’s links look at color, and then falls into the malaise of following artists trying to make money. Take a look around and see what’s happening in the art world:
Sometimes strange side projects (especially writing projects) take on a life of their own and become the main focus. These projects shuffle their way to center stage and keep the other ideas simmering in the background for a little bit. These side projects help reinvigorate me, and allows me reevaluate the main focus of my work. The result is usually a more focused, better and refreshed way of doing things.