On Saturday, April 30 the first annual Northeast Open Studio Tour takes place! Organized by Rebecca Koop of Back Door Pottery, a variety of studio spaces will be open all day, including the very site you’re reading now, schliefkevision. The tour kicks off at The EGG for its grand (re)opening featuring the work of local…
It’s been a while since I’ve painted anything of scale. So when I took on painting a mural on the side of the building that houses my studio, I was unprepared for the physical nature of the assignment.
July began with a visit from a good friend and his son and ended with a visit from family. It was nice to have people around, but being a good host during a pandemic is a tough task. I traveled through more of the city than I have in almost two years. I also caught…
In response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, I’m now offering my painting and drawing lessons as private Skype classes in lieu of in-person classes.
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.
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.
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!
The decision to see the Mets play the Royals was partially inspired by a series of drunken texts about bragging about the 2015 World Series as much as it was an excuse to finally get the gang back together at the ballpark, removed from the tangled texting communications that last too long.
You never forget your first time. I was nervous, cleaned up a bit beforehand, even going so far as to put on a clean shirt. The moment finally arrived, awkward greetings were exchanged and soon enough, we found ourselves in my studio. This is the first time I would teach a painting class.