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Painting Accepted into the MVIS 2016 Members Show at the Albrecht Kemper Museum

French Waiter, oil, 24x48, ©Chris Willey

French Waiter, oil, 24×48, ©Chris Willey

One Work Accepted into the Symphony in the Flint Hills Juried Show 2016

The Symphony in the Flint Hills is a major cultural event. The Kansas City Symphony relocates to the Flint Hills for the evening. The location changes to a different ranch in the Kansas Flint Hills every year. The event begins at noon and ends late into the evening. It begins with various events, and displays, including a tent of the juried art pieces that all reflect the flint hills. It culminates with the symphony playing, and the finale is a cattle drive behind the symphony as the sun sets. It is truly stunning, and where else could you see such an event. This event sells out the first day that tickets go on sale — sometimes within minutes of posting. One reason to enter this show is that I get to attend — albeit a volunteer. It is a highlight and I’m privileged to be a part of it.

Osage Point Morning, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Osage Point Morning, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Two works accepted into the Heartland National Juried Show 2016

Show runs Mar. 5 – Apr. 2. 2016

Tim Murphy Art Gallery
Irene B. French Community
Center, 5701 Merriam Drive
Merriam, KS. 66203.

Reception is Mar. 5: 5-7PM

Fall Sunset, oil, 36x36, ©Chris Willey

Fall Sunset, oil, 36×36, ©Chris Willey. Honorable Mention, Heartland Juried Show 2016

Loose Park Bridge, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Loose Park Bridge, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Louanne Hein and Chris Willey are having a 2 person exhibition at the Church of the Nativity

Runs from Jan. 10-Feb. 29. Reception is Feb. 5th, 2-16 from 4-7 at the Church of the Nativity.

One Work Accepted into the Rice Gallery Plein Air Juried Competition

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

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

Almost A Paint Over.

October Woodlands, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

October Woodlands, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

This was done at the Seven Bridges Subdivision as a part of the Parkville Plein Air 2015. I was at first attracted to this small grove of red trees at the top of the hill. Everything else was just filler. As I kept painting the red trees just kept getting in the way, even though that was the reason I picked this spot. The forest area started working and the red trees just looked like a bizarre afterthought. I almost painted over this one, but I kept liking the tree and grass area. One tiny little area of red trees was ruining a good painting, and yet, it was so hard for me to give it up and take them out. Finally, I decided that if I was going to paint over it anyway, just try some different things. Now the background is subordinate rather than competing. Now the background fits with the foreground. Those red trees had to go. Painting saved.

Parkville Plein Air 2015

You can see some of these at The Cathy Kline Art Gallery in Parkville, MO until Nov. 15

Weston Fields, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Weston Fields, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey. Third Place, Oils, 2015 Parkville Plein Air

 

Park University Chapel, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey. 2015 Honorable Mention, Anything Parkville, 2015 Parkville Plein Air

Park University Chapel, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey. 2015 Honorable Mention, Anything Parkville, 2015 Parkville Plein Air

 

Doyle Garden, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Doyle Garden, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

 

Rush Creek Morning, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Rush Creek Morning, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

 

Enlglish Landing Sunset, oil, 8x10, ©Chris Willey

Enlglish Landing Sunset, oil, 8×10, ©Chris Willey

 

Chris@ParkvillePleinAir

Chris at Parkville Plein Air

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I spent 8 days painting the Flint Hills of Kansas

Flint Hills September Morning, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Flint Hills September Morning, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

 

SOLD! Broom Weed, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

SOLD! Broom Weed, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

 

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

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

 

Prairie Grasses, pastel, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Prairie Grasses, pastel, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

 

McNee Ranch Sunrise, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

McNee Ranch Sunrise, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

 

Morning Clouds, pastel, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Morning Clouds, pastel, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

 

Prairie Grasses, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

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

 

Prairie Overlook, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Prairie Overlook, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

 

Clouds over the Plains, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Clouds over the Plains, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

 

Field of Beautiful Weeds, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Field of Beautiful Weeds, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

 

Spillway, oil, 14x11, ©Chris Willey

Spillway, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

4 Works Accepted into the Visions of the Flint Hills 2015 Exhibit

4 works have been delivered to the Buttonwood Gallery, to be exhibited in the Juried Visions of the Flint Hills 2015 Exhibit.

Opening Reception:
Buttonwood Art Space
3013 Main St.
KCMO 64108
First Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. 6-9pm

Evening Grace, oil, 36x36, ©Chris Willey

Evening Grace, oil, 36×36, ©Chris Willey

 

Cirrus, oil, 36x36, ©Chris Willey

Cirrus, oil, 36×36, ©Chris Willey

March Creek, acrylic, 12x16, ©Chris Willey

March Creek, acrylic, 12×16, ©Chris Willey

 

Summer Light Patch, oil, 24x24, ©Chris Willey

Summer Light Patch, oil, 24×24, ©Chris Willey

 

 

September Sunset

Fall brings beautiful light and colors, as well as great weather in which to paint.

Fall Sunset, oil, 36x36, ©Chris Willey

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