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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…