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.
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.
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…
June started out with a quick visit to see family, but then the rest of the month was a full schedule trying to juggle a bunch of projects – getting some off the ground and finishing others.
They say April is the cruelest month, but May always serves as a harbinger of doom. Setting up for survival in the summer months is one of the hardest tasks I experience as an artist. The other is getting people interested in buying art to finally commit.
There will be a open studio & sale at Michael Schliefke’s studio in Northeast Kansas City on Saturday, May 25 from 10am – 3pm.
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!