David Rickert
Staples, Minnesota

David Rickert finds inspiration in interesting light falling over an outdoor scene. This artist creates mostly landscapes and waterscapes and his works range from traditional to impressionistic. He currently lives in Minnesota and admires the work of Edgar Payne, John Poon, and Camille Przewodek. Fun fact: he enjoys plein air events, walking with his dog, and playing fantasy football.

Artist and Customer Comments

commentsThe Holdingford Bridge 5/23/2015 | 10:40 AM

This is a beautiful painting, very nice detail

David Rickert 11/15/2011 | 12:49 PM

Thank you for the positive feedback, which is always welcomed and appreciated. I'm glad you're happy with the painting.

commentsSummer Prairie
G Lytle purchased this artwork. 11/14/2011 | 8:06 PM

David, just framed this painting and I love the scene and the glorious colors. Thank you.

Portofino Marina

Oil painting on canvas board
Signed on front

11" h x 14" w 
1 lbs. 0 oz.


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I found Portofino to be an inspirational haven for boats, marinas, and quaint shore buildings. This painting is on canvas board and will need a frame for display.

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Canvas board

Canvas board is a thin, flat panel of either particle board or cardboard wrapped in canvas. If not already framed, most canvas board work will require framing.


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