Description 2014 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
I'd been thinking quite a bit about my dream of wandering around in Amherst with Vincent. I particularly remembered the part about us having dinner and how animated and lively Vincent had been. I decided to paint a picture of the back door of the restaurant where we had had such an enjoyable time. I sat down to work and realized I probably couldn't do it justice. Compared to the great masters of art, my skills are so limited. I still have so much to learn. But I decided to give it my best shot. I started working - adjusting colors, playing with light, fixing flaws in the photograph. When I begin painting, I tried different brushstrokes, changed palettes several times, but just couldn't seem to bring that door to life. I sat there, unsure of how to approach the work. Then I remembered the wonderful light in the paintings of the old Masters of the High Dutch Renaissance - how they used tone and shadow to brilliantly illuminate their work; how just the right brushstroke in just the right place could bring a piece to life. With this in mind, I made a few more adjustments and began again. I took my time, fussing over pixels, continually examining my progress for possible improvements. As I worked I remembered something Vincent had said to me. 'It begins in the mind. You must first see it there, then transfer that vision to your eyes, and then to your hand.' It took a long time, but finally I felt I had captured that door in the late afternoon light as best I could. Here you see the result of my labors. I hope I have portrayed what I saw in my mind when Vincent and I left the restaurant and I turned around for another look before we continued our journey. 2014 RC deWinter
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.