Category Archives: Augusta Plein Air 2017

Paintings created during a plein air event.

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

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

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

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

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

Also posted in Landscapes, Oils/Acrylics, Plein Air

October Flint Hills Painting Trip

A number of us spent a few days in the Flint Hills painting. I love my painting friends.

Autumn Hay, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Hay, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Early Fall Grass, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Early Fall Grass, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

Fall Glowing Hills, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Fall Glowing Hills, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Fall Swale, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Fall Swale, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Orange Grasses, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Orange Grasses, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Now Showing at Vivelor Gallery in Independence, MO. Final Reception is Dec. 16, 2016

Missouri Valley Impressionist Society sponsored the MVIS Thundering Oaks Plein Air Event in September/October. It culminated in a gallery show at Vivelor Gallery, Independence, MO.

Five of my paintings are on display there.

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

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

Autumn Waterfall, pastel, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

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

Pond's Edge, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Pond’s Edge, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

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Fall Pond Scum, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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

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

 

Also posted in Landscapes, Oils/Acrylics, Plein Air

Plein Air Workshop at Images

I taught a plein air workshop at Images Gallery. It was great fun and I had wonderful students.

Sante Fe Commons Tree Grove, oil, ©Chris Willey

Sante Fe Commons Tree Grove, oil, ©Chris Willey

Morning Light Patterns, pastel, 9x12, ©Chris Willey. Pastel demo

Morning Light Patterns, pastel, 9×12, ©Chris Willey. Pastel demo

Three Trees, oil, 12x9, ©Chris Willey. Oil demo

Three Trees, oil, 12×9, ©Chris Willey. Oil demo

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STEMS Plein Air 2016

Peonies' Last Stand, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Peonies’ Last Stand, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

 

Purple Iris, oil, 12x9, ©Chris Willey

Purple Iris, oil, 12×9, ©Chris Willey

 

Spring Poppies, 12x9, oil, ©Chris Willey

Spring Poppies, 12×9, oil, ©Chris Willey

 

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Allium in Bloom, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

 

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SOLD! Craig’s Roses, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey