SOLD! Purchase Award and 2nd Place, Parkville Paints Invitational 2016, “Riss Lake Morning”, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Chris Willey’s Fall Plein Air Workshop 2016

Using Oil, Acrylic or Pastel with Chris Willey

When: Friday/Saturday, September 30-October 1, 2016, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Where: Images Art Gallery – 7320 W. 80th St. Overland Park, KS 66204,  913-232-7113 (For all levels of students) contact person: Loreta Feeback

Cost: $175.00 Workshop fee is refundable, less $40, up to Sept 27th. after that date it will be refunded only if someone takes your place. Make sure you include your telephone number and e-mail address.


Sponsored in part by MVIS

“Fall is my favorite season. I am giving a 2 day fall plein air workshop through Images Art Gallery. This work-shop is for all levels of painters. I will break it down into steps so that you know what materials to bring, how to begin, how to finish. No matter your skill level there will be some take aways that you can begin to be incorporate into your work.

I’m a retired art professor from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO. I taught plein air painting as a university class for many years. I have also taken artists to Great Britain, France, and the Netherlands for workshops. I compete in many plain air events, often winning awards and/or selling work. I also continue to give workshops. Feel free to look at my resume on my website for a fuller picture of my expertise –

Day one we will be working inside to begin. We will discuss what materials you need, and discuss how to begin. We will then head outside to the park nearby. I will do a demo in oil, and we will all do some small studies.

Day two will begin in the park. I will do another demo in pastel. Students will build on one of the studies and finish one or two paintings. Plein air painting is based on light and weather. The light changes so quickly that one only has a couple of hours to really work on a painting. We will bring the paintings back to the studio for a final critique and wrap up.

Plein air can work in a variety of mediums. Oils, acrylics, and pastels are all welcome in this workshop. The same principles apply to all three mediums and I am fluent in all of them. To see more work, visit my website @”

A supply list will be given after registration. Class size is limited, sign up soon.

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Pay: check or Credit card to Images Art Gallery – 7320 W. 80th St. Overland Park, KS 66204 – 913-232-7113

There are restaurants on either side of the gallery. Refrigerator & microwave available at Images


  1. Linda Van Hart October 9, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    These are gorgeous! I’ve been to Giverny and around France.
    You just took me back during a beautiful season. Thanks

  2. Janice Ronald March 16, 2015 at 1:55 am #

    Good evening, this is the mother of the Urban Table painting again. Some how I lost the email that you were kind enough to send me with your phone #. I see on your website that you now have prints available and I plan on going back to the site to order the wrapped canvas. My husband and I are going to be in KC March 24 and 25 to visit Jesse (man in the painting). I was wondering if I order the canvas on line if it would be ready to pick up when we are in town? Also if your studio is open or where you will be exhibiting on those dates. I am really interested in seeing more of your work. I am very drawn to the landscapes. I look forward to hearing from you. I will get my canvas ordered. Thanks Jan Ronald

  3. Rose Marie Kinder January 14, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

    Hello Chris,
    I love your work–the vibrant colors, the fullness and movement of the scene, the warmth and softness. Uplifting and welcoming. Here’s to you! If I had a glass of wine, I’d make a toast to you.

    • cwpaint January 15, 2016 at 1:29 am #

      Thank you Rose Marie. Very kind words.

  4. molly tomc February 12, 2016 at 11:20 pm #

    Really good to see you at Trader Joe’s! Would very much like to see the two french women at a bistro….do you have it on your site? It really speaks is one of your finest.Not only catching beauty but character ! … all your faces do. This one is special!

    • cwpaint February 13, 2016 at 1:17 am #

      That one is sold. Good to see you as well.

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