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Schliefkevision in progress

Michael Schliefke has put up a series of photos showing the progress of one of his paintings.

Michael Schliefke: Party (in progress) Michael Schliefke: Party (in progress)

I was telling Michael once that although I'm a non-musician I know a bit about how it's done, which informs my enjoyment of it. But I know virtually nothing about painting. I had no idea that Michael's paintings emerge from squiggles and blobs like this. The effect was even more striking in a couple of other photo series he showed me once. In those cases, both the composition and the subject changed radically in the course of his work.

Maybe this is all entirely non-mysterious to anyone whose art education continued past the sixth grade.

In other news, half of the duo behind the Half Dead wheatpaste series has turned up on Flickr.

art 2005.05.04 link


Hey Prentiss-
Thanks for the shour out. I'm not sure what has possessed me to take pictures through this painting, I do from time to time and give folks an inside looks at the inner workings a bit. It's always interesting to note in the course of the work when people start to tell me the painting is finished. This one is coming along fast though.

Michael S. [info cxe schliefkevision punkto com] • 2005.05.06
That is a really great link. I paint for fun. It is really interesting to see the work in progress of a real artist. Thanks!

dela├»do [delaido cxe voila punkto fr] • 2005.05.17
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