So, after we returned to Gustav's place with the horrible head of red cabbage, he proceeded to wash, chop and then shred it. He then added some olives and chopped onions and grated some black pepper over it all. After thoroughly mixing this mess, he dug a small glass decanter out of the fridge and proceeded to pour about half the contents on top of the salad. It was a weird color - kind of like a cross between Russian and Green Goddess dressings. I didn't ask what it was because I was afraid of the answer.
We sat at his kitchen table and I had a cup of coffee while Gustav chowed down on the salad. He smacked his lips with gusto after each hearty mouthful while I tried not to think of what he was putting into his stomach. When he'd finished, he joined me in a cup of coffee and proceeded to tell me what a wonderful subject for a painting I would be. I airily informed him that I had been sketched, painted and photographed many times so it was nothing new to me.
'Ah', he said, 'but you have never been portrayed the way I will paint you!' I was sure of that. I knew his reputation for seducing his models, as well as the fact that even if a painting showed a woman clothed, he always painted her nude first. But who would refuse an offer like this from an artist like Klimt?
February 26, 2013: An amazing thing happened today - I have been announced as one of the five finalists for a Shorty Award in Art. The Shorty Awards are given to the producers of the best of online social media in a variety of categories and I am honored to be in the running.
August 2, 2012: I am honored to have been showcased in Official Feature Online Entertainment New Magazine in the article "Connecticut’s Artist Expressionist: RC deWinter" highlighting my work in the arts. My thanks to the editors and staff. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/N6z4Yl
May 1, 2012: I am proud and also humbled to have several poems and paintings prominently featured in the First Anniversary Issue of Pink Panther Magazine. See my work on pp 52-57: http://bit.ly/KoMryO Purchase this beautifully produced magazine of women's art and writing here:
http://bit.ly/In88Eg Thanks and bright blessings to the marvellous editors of Pink Panther for this extraordinary validation of my work.
April 6, 2012: Thanks to editor/writer Dominic Richardson at ARTbracket for this article on me and my work. http://bit.ly/HrZmDd
January 21, 2012: I am honored to have two of my poems, imprecation and WomanRoots, published in the latest issue of Pink Panther Magazine. The magazine can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/yUcPOM
My October 2011 solo show at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut was a great success. I am greatly honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit there. My thanks to the Board for all their help before, during and after the 5-week show.
April 29, 2011: I am proud to announce that ABC has licensed four more of my works for use as set decoration on the TV show Desperate Housewives.
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