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.
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…
Here’s your chance to buy some $50 paintings! Summer is a slow time for the arts. Galleries keep summer hours and art buyers go on vacation. With all the free time, it’s a great time for artists to get some work done in their studio. In order to do that, you’ve got to have paint.
Back when I was a kid, every once in a while during the long days of summer I’d take the train into Boston and wander through the city. One of my favorite stops was the Utrecht Store on Mass Avenue.