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.