ASTORIA — The Astoria Art Loft will host a workshop, “Painting Boats in Watercolor” with Stan Riedesel, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21. If you are passionate about painting boats, this is the workshop for you. The fee is $120.
Riedesel paints images of Southwest Washington, with its small river towns and their people. Fishing and fishermen are a favorite subject. Farms, beaches and the ever-present rain lend the area its particular beauty, captured in watercolor.
Riedesel has been encouraged by family to draw and create from his youth in Chehalis, Washington. Building small wooden boats as a hobby contributes to his drawing. Later, both in college and as an elementary school teacher, Riedesel continued his love of art, though he found little time to practice it.
After retiring with his wife, he sought to expand his love of art buy taking classes with Eric Wiegardt in Ocean Park. Wiegardt’s skill with sketching and painting has rubbed off on Riedesel, as has a love of impressionism.
Riedesel is a member of both the Peninsula Arts Association and Northwest Artist Guild, on the Long Beach Peninsula and has found success in showing his work. He can be reached at email@example.com.