West Plaza Brush Creek Spring, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey
West Plaza Brush Creek Spring, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Place: Images Art Gallery – 7320 W. 80th St. Overland Park, KS 66204 – 913-232-7113 (For all levels of students)

Costs: $175.00 Workshop fee is refundable, less $40, up to May 27th. after that date it will be refunded only if someone takes your place. Make sure you include your telephone number and e-mail address.
A supply list will be given after registration. Class size is limited, sign up soon.
Visit our web site: www.imagesartgallery.org.
Pay: check or Credit card to Images Art Gallery – 7320 W. 80th St. Overland Park, KS 66204 – 913-232-7113
There are restaurants on either side of Images. Refrigerator and Micro Wave also available at Images
7320 W. 80th St. Overland Park, KS 66204 913-232-7113
Hours: Tues.-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday New Summer hours 8am-3pm

“I am giving a 2 day plein air workshop through Images Gallery. This workshop is for all levels of painters.  I will break it down into steps so that you know what materials to bring, how to begin, how to finish. No matter your skill level there will be some take always that you can begin to be incorporate into your work.

I’m a retired art professor from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO. I taught plein air painting as a class for many years. I have also taken artists to Great Britain, France, and the Netherlands for workshops.

Day one we will be working inside to begin. We will discuss what materials you need,  and discuss how to begin. We will then head outside to the park nearby. I will do a demo in oil, and we will all do some small studies.

Day two will begin in the park. I will do another demo. Students will build on one of the studies and finish one or two paintings. Plein air painting is based on light and weather. The light changes so quickly that one only has a couple of hours to really work on a painting.  We will bring them back to the studio for a final critique and wrap up.

Plein air can work in a variety of mediums. Oils, acrylics, and pastels are all welcome in this workshop. The same principles apply to all three mediums and I am fluent in all of them.

To see more work, visit my website @ www.chriswilley.com

Chris Willey

Images sponsored workshop

MVIS sponsored workshop

 

 

http://www.chriswilley.com/plein-air-workshop-june-3-4-2016/workshop-materials-list/

 

These two pastels were done during a pastel workshop that I taught in Provence, France, using a limited set of pastels, a watercolor underpainting, and UArt400 paper.

SOLD! June Provence Vineyards, pastel, 9x12, © Chris Willey
SOLD! June Provence Vineyards, pastel, 9×12, © Chris Willey

 

Le Barroux Village, pastel, 9x12, ©Chris Willey
Le Barroux Village, pastel, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

 

These were all the pastels I brought. This is a cardboard pastel box.

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These 3 paintings were produced during the Parkville Plein Air Event.

Honorable Mention. Fall View -- National Golf Course Pond, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey
Honorable Mention. Fall View — National Golf Course Pond, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey
October Woodlands, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey
October Woodlands, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey
Weston Fields, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey
Weston Fields, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Here a some acrylic plein air paintings.

March Creek, acrylic, 12x16, ©Chris Willey
March Creek, acrylic, 12×16, ©Chris Willey

 

Red Bushes, acrylic, 11x14, ©Chris Willey
Red Bushes, acrylic, 11×14, ©Chris Willey