A show of recent paintings and drawings from Michael Schliefke will open on March 1, 2019 during Kansas City’s monthly First Friday event. The show will feature work from the past three years, with work from his boxing series, matadors, and rodeo clowns.
After a short break visiting family for the holidays, things got busy in the studio fast! I spent the first week of the year slogging through SEO, refining old content and updates for this little website. This site started in January 2003, which is a minor miracle in itself! So without further ado, here’s what…
So it’s a new year and perhaps you’ve wanted to make a crazy resolution to be more creative in 2019. So go for it! But how can you paint and be creative without an easel? Well, here’s an easy enough solution for you: I’m now making heavy duty, durable wooden easels!
Looking for some heavy duty, durable painting stretchers to paint your next masterpiece? Tired of overpaying for canvases of questionable quality from your local art store? Hate waiting to buy extra cheap canvases from Hobby Lobby to get back to studio and be resigned to painting on cheap canvas that has all the properties of…
December is a hard month to stay focused on work. With holidays looming, end of the year bills piling up, and projects yearning for closure, December is a test to see just how much work you can finish. So I worked on paintings, printmaking and an unexpected project: a kids mural.
There’s nothing like moving to slow down your momentum…
Every once in a while the stars align in all the right ways to draw me into another loosely art based performance. this is the story of how the Typewriter Rodeo Clown was born.
For the past few months I’ve been working with silkscreen prints in my studio. I’ve always been envious of printmakers for their ability to create multiples – not only for higher sales at lower prices, but for getting their work out on a larger scale.
Silkscreen Printing and Oil Painting. October has been a crazy month. Two large (4’x6′) paintings incorporating the imagery I’ve been working with all year has blossomed to include Morton Downey Jr, street preachers, busty sirens, bulls and rodeo clowns against a sideshow backdrop.
“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.