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.
A summertime special! With the normal slowdown of art classes during the summer, I find myself with a lot more free time and a lot less money to pay my bills. So now’s your chance to take advantage of this situation and order up one of my affordable painting commissions! Buying art doesn’t have to…
On a quick visit to visit family, I once again got roped into painting a mural for one of my nephews. They both are very hard to say no to, so I loaded up on the barest of supplies and got started on the mural.
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.
There will be a open studio & sale at Michael Schliefke’s studio in Northeast Kansas City on Saturday, May 25 from 10am – 3pm.
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…
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…