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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

Penn Valley Plein Air 2016

Work from the Penn Valley Plein Air Event. It is short and sweet. These are the ones exhibited at the Buttonwood Gallery

Morning Penn Valley Lake, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Morning Penn Valley Lake, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Morning Penn Valley Creek, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Morning Penn Valley Creek, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

Western Auto, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Western Auto, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

Augusta Plein Air 2016

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I won the Purchase Award for The Sunrise Paint Out (which means I have no photos of the painting other than this.) It was a good painting event for me. Here are my top three.

Missouri River Morning, oil, 11x17, ©Chris Willey

Missouri River Morning, oil, 11×17, ©Chris Willey

Augusta Dumpsters, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Augusta Dumpsters, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

 

Spring Irises, oil, 12x9, ©Chris Willey

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

 

April 15: Loose Park

Loose Park Spring Tree, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Loose Park Spring Tree, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Spring Painting Begins

April 15

Loose Park Spring Tree, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Loose Park Spring Tree, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

April 2: Louanne, Peggy and I went painting at Brush Creek.

West Plaza Brush Creek Spring, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

West Plaza Brush Creek Spring, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

March 16: Painting with Louanne and Liz

Indian Mission March Tree Stand, oil, 8x10, ©Chris Willey

Indian Mission March Tree Stand, oil, 8×10, ©Chris Willey

March 2: Louanne and Marcia show me a new spot

March Indian Mission Creek Tree, 10x8, oil, ©Chris Willey

March Indian Mission Creek Tree, 10×8, oil, ©Chris Willey

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