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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
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.
All of my work on Imagekind and elsewhere is protected by copyright. No permission whatsoever to copy, appropriate, claim as one's own or otherwise distribute, display or sell any of my work is granted to any entity or individual.
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.