Artists Enjoy Plein Air Workshop in Downtown Overland Park

A park in downtown Overland Park, Kansas, was a great location for a Plein Air workshop conducted by artist Chris Willey. The workshop was sponsored by Images Art Gallery.

A park in downtown Overland Park, Kansas, was a great location for a Plein Air workshop conducted by artist Chris Willey. The workshop was sponsored by Images Art Gallery.

Artists enjoyed beautiful weather for a two-day Plein Air workshop in a park in downtown Overland Park, Kansas.  Artist Chris Willey conducted the workshop June 3-4, 2016, which was sponsored by Images Art Gallery.

“Plein air is based on light and weather,” Willey said. “The light changes so quickly that one only has a couple of hours to really work on a painting.”

Plein air can work in a variety of mediums, such as oils, acrylics and pastels, Willey said.

Willey is a retired art professor from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri.  Willey taught Plein Air as a class for many years and has also taken artists to Great Britain, France and the Netherlands for workshops.

If you’re interested in signing up for art workshops, check this website for future art opportunities in a variety of media.  Images Art Gallery, 7320 W. 80th St., Overland Park, Kansas, 66204; telephone: 913-232-7113.

Artist Chris Willey demonstrates techniques in a Plein Air workshop sponsored by Images Art Gallery in downtown Overland Park, Kansas.

Artist Chris Willey demonstrates techniques in a Plein Air workshop sponsored by Images Art Gallery in downtown Overland Park, Kansas.

Chris willey discussing the paintings at the Plein Air workshop.

Chris Willey discussing the paintings at the Plein Air workshop in downtown Overland Park, Kansas.

Artists participating in the Plein Air workshop, conducted by Chris Willey.

Artists participating in the Plein Air workshop, conducted by Chris Willey.

Chris Willey's Plein Air painting from the workshop.

Chris Willey’s Plein Air painting from the workshop.

One of Loreta Feeback's paintings at the Plein Air workshop.

One of Loreta Feeback’s paintings created during the Plein Air workshop, sponsored by Images Art Gallery.

Loreta Feeback's painting from the Plein Air workshop.

Loreta Feeback’s second painting from the Plein Air workshop in June 2016.