A number of years a go a good friend of mine asked if Iwould do a commission for him. My initial enthusiasm was heightened when he told me he wanted a Max Beckmann copy. After I finished up some projects, I got to work on this fun commission.
With time careening away at a seemingly mind boggling pace, my to-do list has grown to epic proportions. With April I struck back at the list. Here’s some of the things that kept me busy this month.
A trip to Omaha to install an Iron Giant leaves me thinking about KC’s own Alamo Drafthouse on Mainstreet.
There are lots of different types of art shows, but each one has a peculiar way of setting off similar emotions. Hope, dread, boredom and vague excitement are all part of the process. Since I have a last minute show coming up in March, here are my thoughts on art shows. On with the show!
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…