© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved


i dress myself in the colors of bold
reds and purples and blues
but underneath the flamboyant display
lies a tenderness i hate to show

all too often i’ve opened myself
and all too often been torn
my costumes are a poor defense
and eventually fall away

don’t be fooled by my gaudy attire
remember that underneath lives
a shyness and sweetness too easily bruised
by the careless hands of the world

© 2013 RC deWinter

Digital oils from a photograph by Doris Atkinson.

Tech specs: Photosop 7, virtualPhotographer, DAP

This is an ART for Cancer Group image.
25% of all sales of this picture will be donated
to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


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Hello, and welcome!
I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • devotee1
    devotee1over 1 year ago

    Really outstanding treatment. Beautiful RC!

  • So glad you like the technique here, thank you!

    – RC deWinter

  • Many thanks for your encouragement, Joe, always appreciated.

    – RC deWinter

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntover 1 year ago


  • Honored and much appreciated, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Great Work!

  • Many thanks, Tammera, always honored to be featured here.

    – RC deWinter

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 1 year ago

  • Thanks for all you do, Perer.

    – RC deWinter

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work !!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    Blooms (All Seasons Flowers) ~ FEATURES ~ March 22nd, 2013

  • Honored, and much appreciated.

    – RC deWinter

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    MARCH 24th, 2013
    Please POST this work in MARCH FORUM
    Instructions- 1st page of the FORUM

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