May ’16 The Boxing Series

May ’16 The Boxing Series

May 2016 – Here’s  a quick look at my completed series of nine boxing oil paintings. Eight of the paintings are 40″x40″, and the rectangular one at the end is 40″x50″. Each of these oil paintings were painted in the Spring of 2016 at Michael’s studio in the Arts Asylum.

What’s Opera, Doc?

For three weeks in April, I helped out scenic painter extraordinaires Gen Goering and Regina Weller on the Lyric Opera’s 2015 production of Tosca. Over the three weeks, we painted over 5,000 square feet of flooring, along with three large backdrops, faux sculptures, and countless pieces of sets, walls, fireplaces, and other architectural elements. Gen…

ArtistInc Pecha Kucha

  On Monday, April 27, the eighth and final session of the ArtistInc Live program was held before a full house in the AIA building in downtown Kansas City. There, 25 talented Kansas City artists from a wide variety of artforms and mediums gathered as a group one last time to deliver 5 minute Pecha…

Mail Art Special!

Special Chance to Receive Some Postcard Art! Here’s your chance to receive a drawing on a postcard from Michael Schliefke! As a token of my appreciation for visiting and reading this website, for a limited time I will be making a whole series of drawings on postcards, and I will be sending them out to…

The Flood Cycle

The Flood Cycle A series of four 40″x40″ oil on canvas paintings produced for my 2013 show ‘Accumulation & Interruption’ in Austin, Texas. These paintings were painted simultaneously, using various ideas from religion, mythology and current trends in environmentalism and social critiques. The four paintings are loosely based off the Greeks’ Stages of Man, which, minus…