Chris Willey’s Spring Landscape Workshop 2017 – Working from Photos. March 25 & 26, 2017


Pond's Edge, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Pond’s Edge, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Waterfall, pastel, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Waterfall, pastel, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

When: Saturday-Sunday March 25, 26, 2017 – 9:30am – 4:30pm

Place: Cathy Kline Art Gallery – Address: 8701 NW River Park Dr, Parkville, MO 64152
Phone: (913) 449-4460

Cost: $200. Pay: check or credit card to Cathy Kline Art Gallery

Class size is limited, sign up soon.

I am giving a 2 day workshop where we will focus on how to simplify the landscape. I will supply photo reference, but feel free to bring your own. The landscape, and painting in general can be overwhelming. We will be working from photos, learning how to see value and shapes, paint trees and water. We will learn some tricks for effectively working from photos. I will provide the reference. If you want to work from your own landscape photos, bring a color and black and white version, and, if possible, a photo loaded onto your phone or tablet. I will be teaching using oil paints, but acrylics and pastels are acceptable to bring. The best way to learn to paint, in my opinion, is a combination of learning to see through photos, and see from direct observation.

This workshop is for all levels of artists, and is a nice warm up before venturing out into plein air painting. Contact me if you have any questions.

Supply list will be provided upon signing up.

Sponsored in part by MVIS

Cathy Kline’s website:


  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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