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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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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

Also posted in Oils/Acrylics, Plein Air

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

Also posted in Pastels

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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