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.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.