Description 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
Gustav had been among the missing for some time after bringing my belated birthday cake by, but I seldom worried too much about him. Despite his advanced age and penchant for romancing young women likely to kill him with their energetic passion, he ate healthily and well, drank very little and continued to paint. Nevertheless, I was glad to hear from him last week, sounding as alert and sassy as ever.
'Hallo!' he boomed through the phone. 'I have been hobnobbing with minor European royalty and have a new portrait to show you. I will be by not long from now and I am bringing teacakes also, so you will please put on the kettle.'
Before I could get off a crack about the portrait probably being a nude of his latest inamorata or ask why in the world he wanted tea in the middle of a hellishly hot July, Gustav had hung up. He arrived about forty minutes later, hauling a wrapped canvas and a baker's box tied with string and panting slightly after climbing the endless stairs to my top floor aerie.
'It's a good thing I only put on the water just now,' I said as he entered, 'otherwise it would have all boiled away and scorched the pot.'
'Don't be so disrespectful,' he answered dryly. 'Let me show you my latest before the tea.'
Putting the box on the coffee table, he propped the canvas on the couch and, with the air of a Las Vegas magician, deftly pulled off the wrapping.
'Here she is - la Principessa Raucci, daughter of Cosmo of Piedmont.'
And here you see la principessa in all her splendor.
Digital oils in the style of Klimt after an original photograph shot July 25, 2009.
Hello and welcome to my portfolio; I hope the year is treating you gently.
I am a self-taught photographer and digital artist. I have been shooting photos for over 30 years and digitally painting them for nearly ten. Many pieces have been featured in both print and online journals, and five of my works were licensed by ABC-TV for use as set decor on the show "Desperate Housewives."
I am happy to paint on commission. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.
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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
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.