Description 2010 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved___________________________________________Well, when I saw what Gustav had done with that bunch of daffodils, I tossed caution to the wind and asked him to create a special painting for my mother for Mother's Day. He snorted and said, 'Do you think I have time for this? Do you realize how many other projects I have begun, how many commissions are yet unfinished?' I tried to look apologetic and I'm sure I failed miserably. 'Oh, Gustav, nothing elaborate - these daffodils are so elegantly done - perhaps just a bouquet of flowers on a simple background?' I figured if I flattered him enough he might come around. I knew he didn't have a mistress at the time; if he had, I am sure he would have refused outright. I looked at him with my best spaniel eyes and he laughed. 'All right, all right, just a little something quick - not too big and not too intricate. How much are you willing to pay?' Now there was something I hadn't even thought of. I have no money and Gustav had already made it plain he wasn't interested in my body - except perhaps to paint - so I hemmed and hawed a bit. 'I don't know,' I finally said. 'Well, I know you're a poor starving creature, so let's say $150 and a good meal,' he replied, 'with cabbage.'___________________________________________That last bit about the cabbage was a personal dig, because Klimt knows cabbage is on my top 10 list of things never to pass my lips. I told him the very aroma of cooking cabbage made me retch. But what a deal...an original Klimt for $150 and a vile meal! 'All right,' I said, 'but Gustav, you have to promise not to be condescending about the meal. I've never cooked cabbage before.' 'Well then, it will be most interesting to see what you concoct,' he chuckled.___________________________________________I left soon afterward and waited to hear from Gustav. In a week he appeared at my door and gave me this.
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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April 25, 2014 ~ My haiku was chosen by the New York Times staff from over 2,800 submitted and sent with their other choices to Marie Howe, state poet of New York. She honored mine along with others and they appeared in both the print and online editions of the paper. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/27/nyregion/new-york-city-in-haiku.html
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.