Category Archives: Oils/Acrylics

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

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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

 

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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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