It’s been an overwhelming month in studio. I saw a lot of art this month, worked on several tangential projects that eroded my time, and tried to keep pushing things forward. Here’s how the month went:
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.
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.
On a quick visit to visit family, I once again got roped into painting a mural for one of my nephews. They both are very hard to say no to, so I loaded up on the barest of supplies and got started on the mural.
For the first part of the story behind painting this mural in Kerrville, Texas with my friends and fellow painters Charles Randolph and Marty Garcia in March of 2007, check out this link. To see some shots of the progress and the finished work, keep scrolling down! Charles, and Marty along with myself
Marty Garcia, Charles Randolph and Michael Schliefke March 20, 2007 – Despite knowing each other for years, my friends and fellow painters Marty Garcia, Charles Randolph and I first worked together a few weeks ago to install a couple of Marty’s murals at a new complex of expensive stores and condos in Austin called the…