Political Satire and Art No new images this month from the studio, as a lot of weird, wayward progress is slowly being made on my new work. Instead, I’ll leave you with some insight into the thoughts, worries, indecision and desires of where exactly I want my work to head.
An open studio will be held on Saturday, July 28th from 11-5 in the River Market neighborhood. This is an opportunity for art lovers in Kansas City to get to know the work of Michael Schliefke.
June, 2018 – As I’m trying to find the balance between new oil paintings and writing in studio, things are starting to hit exciting points in both areas! This summer has been laying the groundwork for the next 6-24 months of work for me. Sometimes in studio, things take turns you don’t expect.
March, 2018- Monoprints and new paintings make up the bulk of the work in the studio this month. Another fast paced month snuck by with a lot of work being produced that will set me up for a very busy summer! I’ve got a number of paintings in mind that I would like to finish…
December, 2017 – It’s been a hectic finish to the year.
June 2017- My River Market Painting Studio is fully operational! I do have plans to build some additional easels to help out on some larger paintings I’m planning on working on soon, but it’s loaded with all the materials, tools, and books I need to produce a whole new body of work.
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.
My first show of new work will take place in Lawrence, Kansas at Hank Charcuterie. The show will open on March 1 and run through May, with an opening reception on Friday, March 25.
Jan 2014 – Winters in Austin are not very hard. Even the coldest snaps and random and rare ice storms inflict a mere trifle of discomfort and inconvenience onto Austinites. This winter has had a couple of rough cold and wet patches which hasn’t been great, but the worst has been the weather’s affect on…
Nov 2013 – The work on the Last Supper continues along as the painting moves past the underpainting and into what I always consider the real work – finagling with the drawing, checking composition, adjusting values, and building up colors and layers of paint. Despite promises to the contrary made to a lot of colleagues…