Category Archives: Landscapes

September 2016 Work

Curt's Creek, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Curt’s Creek, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Parkville Creek, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Parkville Creek, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

Grinter Farms Sunflowers #2, oil, 14x11, ©Chris Willey

Grinter Farms Sunflowers #2, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

Grinter Farms Sunflowers #1, oil, 14x11, ©Chris Willey

Grinter Farms Sunflowers #1, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

 

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Parkville Plein Air 2016

Adirondacks, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Adirondacks, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

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SOLD! Boat House, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

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

Chancellor's House, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Chancellor’s House, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Colorado Douglas County Land Conservancy Juried Plein Air 2016

From June 20 to June 28 I participated in the Douglas County Land Conservancy Plein Air 2016. Here are some of the works I created.

SOLD! View to Pike's Peak, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

SOLD! View to Pike’s Peak, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

SOLD! Morning Light, oil, 6x8, ©Chris Willey

SOLD! Morning Light, oil, 6×8, ©Chris Willey

Gifted to my host family. Thanks. Valley View, oil, 8x10, ©Chris Willey

Gifted to my host family. Thanks.
Valley View, oil, 8×10, ©Chris Willey

Afternoon Cloud Break, oil, 14x11, ©Chris Willey

Afternoon Cloud Break, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

Morning Canyon Light, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Morning Canyon Light, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Welborn Ranch Overlook, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Welborn Ranch Overlook, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Welborn Ranch Overlook Grasses, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Welborn Ranch Overlook Grasses, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Reworks

oil, 16x24, ©Chris Willey

Christine Relaxing, oil, 16×24, ©Chris Willey

New Mexico Arroyo, pastel, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

New Mexico Arroyo, pastel, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

 

Also posted in Figures, Oils/Acrylics, Pastels, Plein Air

One work accepted into the 2014 Pastel National

I had one pastel accepted into the 2014 Pastel National at the Wichita Center for the Arts. The show runs from March 28, 2014 to May 11, 2014. The reception is March 28 from 5-7pm.

I entered three works. I like this piece, but it was my third choice. It was their first and only choice. You never know.

Pastel, 9x9, ©Chris Willey

Pastel, 9×9, ©Chris Willey

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September/October Plein Air Events

• September 20 – October 6:  Parkville in Art Plein Air Event. Paint out

    October 10 – 31: Exhibition (Cathy Kline Art Gallery, 173 English Landing Drive, Parkville, MO),

    November 21: Auction ( Auction at KCAI, 1801 NW Platte Rd., Ste 275, Riverside, MO)

Downtown Parkville Afternoon, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey. 2nd Place, People's Choice Award, 3rd Place, oil category, Parkville Plein Air 2013

Downtown Parkville Afternoon, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey. 2nd Place, People’s Choice Award, 2nd Place, oil category, Parkville Plein Air 2013. SOLD!

 

Rush Creek Sun Streaks, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey. 2nd Place, oil category, Parkville Plein Air 2013

Rush Creek Sun Streaks, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey. 1st Place, oil category, Parkville Plein Air 2013. SOLD!

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• September 13 – 15: Brush Creek Art Walk Plein Air Event. Work will be on exhibit at the Bruce Watkins Cultural Center on October 3rd, 2013

West Plaza Brush Creek, oil, 14 x11,©Chris Willey

West Plaza Brush Creek, oil, 14 x11,©Chris Willey

East Brush Creek Marsh, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey, 2nd Place, Zone 3

East Brush Creek Marsh, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey,
2nd Place, Zone 3, Brush Creek Art Walk 2013. SOLD

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New work (or work that I finally finished)

New Mexico River, oil, 24"h x 36"w, ©Chris Willey

New Mexico River, oil, 24″h x 36″w, ©Chris Willey

oil, 24x24, ©Chris Willey

Flint Hills Light Patch, oil, 24×24, ©Chris Willey

I’ve got a few too many paintings going. I get stuck. I move on. I get stuck. I move on. So the studio is overflowing with 85 to 90 percent finished paintings. Today, three of them got wrapped up. Yippee. I haven’t photographed the third. It will come later.

 

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STEMS Plein Air Event

The STEMS Plein Air Painting Event just wrapped up. I went out painting almost every day and created at least 14 paintings. That doesn’t mean I’m displaying all 14. Lots of days I did some stinkers or just never finished them. But ALL were great learning experiences. Here are some that I’m willing to post.

Giverny in Kansas, oil, 24×24, ©Chris Willey
2nd Place, Oil, STEMS Plein Air Painting Event 2013

Giverny in Kansas is a 3 day plein air. It is larger, more finished than most plein air works, but it was fun to do. I did two smaller plein air paintings of this view. The first two were unsuccessful paintings, but successful studies for this one.

Overland Park Florist, oil, 12×16, ©Chris Willey

Arboretum Vista, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Dragush Produce, pastel, 12×16, ©Chris Willey

Red Bushes, acrylic, 11×14, ©Chris Willey
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UCM Student Artist Coalition Fundraising Art Exhibit

I was an art professor at the University of Central Missouri for 22 years. This May faculty, emeriti faculty, and students will be exhibiting and selling artwork as a fundraiser for the Student Artists Coalition. Works are 6″x 9″. Student work will be priced at $15 per piece or two for $25. Faculty work will be priced at $50 per piece. All proceeds are donated to SAC. April 23 to May 3. If you are near Warrensburg, come in and buy some art, support a cause. Here is my piece — a landscape of Marr Park in early spring.

Mark Creek, Early Spring, oil, 6×9, ©Chris Willey

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Two works accepted into the 2013 Heartlands Juried Show

Kansas Giverny and Swope Park Winter were accepted into the Heartland National Juried Show. The show is at the Tim Murphy Gallery, Merriam Community Center, Merriam, KS.

Show runs March 2 through April 3, 2013

Juror: John Roush

Reception: March 2, 2013, 5-7pm

Kansas Giverny (Overland Park Arboretum), oil, 16x12, ©Chris Willey

Kansas Giverny (Overland Park Arboretum), oil, 16×12, ©Chris Willey

 

Swope Park Winter, acrylic, 12x24, ©Chris Willey

Swope Park Winter, acrylic, 12×24, ©Chris Willey

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