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.
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.