After months of a bored, uninspired ennui, I finally found a gear to start to get some work done in studio. Lots of sketching, plotting and writing are leading up to a big year end finish.
One of the many side projects that I’m taking on this year is sending out some mail art to interested friends, family, fans and whomever else signs up to receive some!
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…
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.
For the past few months I’ve been working with silkscreen prints in my studio. I’ve always been envious of printmakers for their ability to create multiples – not only for higher sales at lower prices, but for getting their work out on a larger scale.