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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

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

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

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

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

 

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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

Painting SOLD at the Mid America Pastel Show

Three works were juried in to the MAPS Members Only Juried Show, exhibiting at Southwind Gallery , Topeka, KS, till Aug. 22, 2015. “June Provence Vineyards” sold! Yay!

SOLD! June Provence Vineyards, pastel, 9x12, copyright Chris Willey

SOLD! June Provence Vineyards, pastel, 9×12, copyright Chris Willey

Giverny Spring Corn, pastel, 11x14, copyright Chris Willey

Giverny Spring Corn, pastel, 11×14, copyright Chris Willey

Giverny Bridge, pastel, 11x14, copyright Chris Willey

Giverny Bridge, pastel, 11×14, copyright Chris Willey

 

 

Lake Quivera Paint Out

I got to spend Monday, June 9, painting at Lake Quivera. It is heavily populated, with lots going on. The part that interested me the most was the hidden boggy areas that no one paid attention to.

Lake Quivera Wild Side, pastel, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Lake Quivera Wild Side, pastel, 9×12, ©Chris Willey