Exquisite and timeless, Riedel's still lifes resonate with a deep spiritual intensity. His portrayal of light and color masterfully combine to create work that is harmonious and true. Grace is a word that comes to mind. - Informed Collector
Year Born: 1956
Best of Show Winner - 2009 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition for 'Wooden Bowl'.
Merit Award for Best Still Life - 2009 Salon International Invitational at Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art in San Antonio, Texas.
Price Range: $1,800.00 - $9,600.00 (This price range was estimated with limited info and may be inaccurate)
"Painting is a clarification process: it is an evolution of who I am."
"Many of the objects I choose to paint have a powerful meaning for me personally. The chain of antique Tibetan bells, the conch, the Shiva statue, or even the bone-like quality of a living white onion are very beautiful, yet they also have great symbolic value for me. This awareness subtly works with me while I paint - this is a very personal search for meaning and there is no intent to 'say' anything to the viewer - but this meaning changes me as a painter and so becomes a part of the painting."
David's education as a painter began with the Art Students League in New York City. David Leffel was his primary influence and instructor among the many fine instructors at the League he was fortunate to study with.
David is presently showing his work with:
Total Arts Gallery – Taos, NM
Mockingbird Gallery – Bend, OR
David's education has continued with many workshops in still-life and landscape painting.
Presently he is living and teaching in Portland, Oregon.?
Upcoming Events and Exhibits
Portrait Drawing(265) Sitka Center on the Oregon coast 6/3/2013-6/5/2013
Three days of portrait drawing at this very beautiful place.
Instructor: David Riedel 06/03/2013 - 06/05/2013 10:00 am - 4:00 pm $215 Tuition, plus $50 Model Fee Total Cost: $265 Minimum Age Level: 16 Skill Level: All skill levels
Description Improve your portrait drawing skills by working from a live, clothed model. Learn to choose the most important information to convey the overall structure of the head, while using a broad array of line, shade, smudges and marks to create beautiful drawings. These skills will also help with drawing other subject matter.
Materials List Students Bring: • Sketch paper, 14” x 18” • Charcoal • Vine charcoal • Conté pencils and sticks or hard pastel • Kneaded eraser
Still-life Painting(0) Oregon Society of Artists 6/21/2013-6/23/2013
3 days of still-life painting. Check with me for more info.
Info coming soon!(0) Spokane, Washington 9/13/2013-9/15/2013
Sept.13-15 Spokane, Washington More info to come.
Portrait Drawing(300) Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio 11/15/2013-11/17/2013
This 3-day workshop will start with portrait drawing where we focus on the fundamentals of drawing; seeing big, simple shapes and sensing the bony structures within. A likeness is gained not just by the details, but by developing a sculptural sense of the masses.
We will work with conte, vine charcoal or hard pastel to create a broad painterly effect. We will work into longer poses on the second day and begin to explore how paint creates the masses and structures of the head on day 3, building on what has been learned with drawing.
The student can draw for three days, or shift to painting on the third day. I will demonstrate daily in drawing and in paint.