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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

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.