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Cece Franks At Halloween

Cece Franks At Halloween

Oil on cradled panel 20 x 24 inches
Signed: Thursday 8 February 2018
Subject is Cece Franks.
 

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Dennis Rowntree

This painting is more of a fun piece and experiment on design and colour and not on realism - the focus was on patterns of colour and shapes. I was more interested on shapes and colours, using the subject matter as of secondary importance. I wanted to create something that was pleasant to the eye. I was looking at some Japanese artists and I wanted to try this type of style.
It was Halloween and I was among the crowd waiting to be served for a drink at the bar. All of a sudden a young woman asked if she could try on my cap. This happens to me often. They see my cap and they want to try it on and wear it. To my surprise it was Cece Franks. I gave her my cap and she placed it on her head but she put it on backwards. At that moment, I realized this was a good opportunity for me to take some quick photos of Cece Fanks wearing my cap.
It is hard finding attractive women with the right features who are willing to have their photo taken from a stranger. I need photos in order to paint. I took some very quick photos while Cece Franks very kindly did some quick poses for me. I am grateful to Cece Franks for giving me the opportunity in taking the photos and doing a painting of her.

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi dear Dennis!  I did not know you posted your artwork on Cosmo!  You are so talented my friend!  I am so proud of you for sharing your work.  Cece Franks made a great model for you to paint.  God has graced you with such a gift.  I actually got tears when I saw your work on here.  You have found your calling!  So beautiful are your paintings! 

I miss you so much and think of you often!  I am working on my second novel that will be out next year.  It will be called, "The Magic Dagger,"  and an adult themed book set in the Renaissance. My first book, "The Healing Touch" is actually being reprinted in hardback as a second edition and will FINALLY be in Barnes and Noble and other bookstores, along with on Amazon too.  I have a great publisher who recognized my writing as marketable, and an agent representing me...I am very excited to finally be doing what I love as a career.  Thank you for encouraging me to use my gifts...YOU gave me the courage and belief in myself to pursue my dreams...I am forever grateful to you!  You are a dear soul.  

Tony and I are still together....It will be four years in May.  We have big plans for our future!  ;)  I am happy and still very active in my relationship with God and wanting to be close to Him in all my decisions.

Happy early birthday!  I hope you have a great special day planned.  Love n Hugs, Cherie
 

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Dennis Rowntree

Hi Cherie. Yes, one day I remembered Cosmofunnel and i thought to myself, 'well, I might as well post some of my art work there' and so I did.

I began painting in 2015. I got fed up with the ugliness and lies of politics and I wanted to see beauty and truth for a change; so... I thought I would try doing art again. The last time I did any art was way back at school in 1972, so that is a forty-three year gap of having done no art at all. I have much to learn.

I actually wasn't sure if you and Tony were still together because I remembered faintly that there may have been some issues you were going through. But, I am very happy to learn you are still together. And you are hinting you have big plans for the future, so I am very pleased to hear good news between you and Tony because I always had the impression you and Tony were meant for each other. And that is good.

Excellent news about your new novel, "The Magic Dagger"! And equally good news to read your first novel is being reprinted in hardback and will be in Barnes and Noble. You should be proud seeing your novel in physical form being sold in book shops - well, I'm proud for you, Cherie. Let's face it, Cherie, your publisher and agent believe enough in your writing skills to market your work. So, you do have talent for writing. Keep it up!

Love to you, Cherie and very best wishes to Tony.

Dennis

 

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