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'Look at this,' he said as he unwrapped it and laid it on the table. 'I know you didn't see me sketching this as we walked across the lot behind that alley in Amherst after dinner. You were caught up in looking at the sunset reflected in the restaurant door.'Vincent had painted the locked and battered doors of what must have once been a barn converted to a garage that stands to the side of where the alley gives out into the parking lot.'It's wonderful, Vincent, anyone can see it's your work. But it's not done in quite your usual style.'He gave another smile, this time not wry but kind.'I knew you would notice and remark on it,' he answered. 'I deliberately underplayed the outlining and the flecks of highlighting. I was thinking of you as I painted, wanting to soften the harshness of the piece.'I looked directly at him. 'Why?''Because,' and here he leaned forward, 'you must soften the harshness surrounding your heart. Nothing will take away all the pain, nothing will eradicate the memories. But you have a long time to live and you cannot do it peering out from behind those doors.'I dissolved into tears, and as I did, Vincent and the table and everything else dissolved away too. I awoke with the image of those doors burned into my consciousness, determined to try and follow Vincent's advice. Excerpted from a longer tale about an imaginary encounter with Vincent Van Gogh, copyright 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.