Mountain Maryland Plein Air

I painted in the Mountain Maryland Juried Plein Air, 2017, in Cumberland, Maryland.

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Pershing Street, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

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3rd Place at Mountain Maryland Plein Air 2017. Locust Grove Stream, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Afternoon View of the Potomac River, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Tractor World, 11×14, oil, ©Chris Willey. Gifted to my housing host. Thanks Jim.

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Flowers and Cars, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

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STEMS Plein Air 2017

Shelter from the Storm, oil, 14x11, ©Chris Willey. PURCHASE AWARD

Shelter from the Storm, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey. PURCHASE AWARD

Trellis Roses, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Trellis Roses, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

Pink Peonies by the Pond, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Pink Peonies by the Pond, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Desert Candles, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Desert Candles, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

Desert Candles Among the Garden, oil, 14x11

Desert Candles Among the Garden, oil, 14×11

Wednesday Market, pastel, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Wednesday Market, pastel, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Posted in Augusta Plein Air 2017

Kansas City Plein Air 2017 – Penn Valley Park

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Overcast Morning Bridge, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

Morning Tree Grove, oil, 12x24, ©Chris Willey

Morning Tree Grove, oil, 12×24, ©Chris Willey

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Pink Accents, pastel, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

Sentinel, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Sentinel, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Augusta Plein Air April 2017

Montelle Overlook, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey. PURCHASE AWARD

Montelle Overlook, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey. PURCHASE AWARD

Noboleis Vines, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey. SOLD

Noboleis Vines, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey. SOLD

Klondike Park Lake Trees, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Klondike Park Lake Trees, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

7:15 Sunrise, oil, 14x11, ©Chris Willey

7:15 Sunrise, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

Flower Power, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Flower Power, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

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Nahm Road Creek, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Lake Creek Vineyards, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Hillside Barns, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Spring 2017 Workshop

Thundering Oaks Demo, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Thundering Oaks Demo, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Demo #3, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Demo #3, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Demo #2, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Demo #2, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Demo #1, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Demo #1, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Melinda and Chris

Melinda and Chris

Lauren Owsley Townsend class work, pastel

Lauren Owsley Townsend class work, pastel

Cathy Kline's workshop result, pastel

Cathy Kline’s workshop result, pastel

Irene Baltrusaitis's class work, 11x14, oil

Irene Baltrusaitis’s class work, 11×14, oil

Posted in Augusta Plein Air 2017

Painting the Plaza

It has been a mild winter, so I’ve managed to get down to the Plaza for a little architectural plein air.

Plaza Banners, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Plaza Banners, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Plaza Golden Light, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Plaza Golden Light, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Posted in Augusta Plein Air 2017

Just accepted into 2 shows.

Autumn Hay, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Hay, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

“Autumn Hay” will be showing at the Rice Gallery Plein Air Juried Show, April 24 – March 31, 2017. Reception is Feb. 24 from 5-8pm
Rice Gallery of Fine Art, 4829 W. 119th St. Overland Park, KS 66209, (913) 685-8889

Final Days, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Final Days, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

Fall Pond, Evening Light, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Fall Pond, Evening Light, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

“Final Days” and “Fall Pond, Evening Light” will be showing in the Heartland Juried Show in the Time Murphy Gallery, Mar. 4 – Apr. 1, 2017. Reception is Mar. 4, from 5-7pm.  Come see.
Irene B. French Community Center, Tim Murphy Art Gallery, 5701 Meriam Drive, Merriam, KS 66203, (913) 322-5550

Posted in Augusta Plein Air 2017

Well this is out of order, but I forgot to post it in September

The Brush Creek Artwalk is a 3 day event that takes place every September in Kansas City.

Here is some of the work created during the event.

Discovery Center Pond, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Discovery Center Pond, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

Horseman Fountain Nocturne, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

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Brush Creek Eastside Fall, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey, 2nd Place, Brush Creek Art Walk 2016.

Discovery Center Tree Grove, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey. Honorable Mention, Brush Creek ArtWalk 2016

Discovery Center Tree Grove, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey. Honorable Mention, Brush Creek

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The Rice Gallery Juried Plein Air Show – Feb. 24 – Mar. 31, 2017

I will be showing one plein air piece in The Rice Gallery Juried Plein Air Show.

Rice Gallery of Fine Art
Address: 4829 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66209
Hours: 10AM–7PM
Phone: (913) 685-8889

Autumn Hay, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Hay, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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The Visions of the Flint Hills Juried Show 2016

October 7 through November 23, 2016 at the Buttonwood ArtSpace, 3013 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64108

Osage Point Morning View, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Osage Point Morning View, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

October Broom Weeds, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

October Broom Weeds, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Fall Sunset, oil, 36x36, ©Chris Willey

Fall Sunset, oil, 36×36, ©Chris Willey

Spillway, oil, 14x11, ©Chris Willey

Spillway, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

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