Friday, 27 January 2012

Darcy's Postcard Challenge Wk 4 China


Here is my postcard for this week from China.
Hand drawn in charcoal and pastels.

This weeks story continues.

Gil Brockman sold every one of his paintings in Brazil!
He got talking to some very wealthy people one afternoon who wanted him to paint their whole family, two of which were in China and two were on the ship they were boarding the next day. They invited him to join them, he could paint them on the way and add the others when they reach China.
He would be stupid not to jump at the chance! So he worked on the painting on the ship, they then travelled over land to Peking to join the others.
Gil took the afternoon off to go to a local art gallery, while he was there he sketched a picture of a fisherman (the original by Qi Baishi) he thought of Lavinia wishing she was here with him to share all the wonderful art.
Before he left the gallery he wrote on the back.

Dear Lavinia,
                     I am now in Peking in China, (painting a wealthy family I met in Rio!) in an art gallery, I sketched this fisherman for you, (I thought he looked like he was thinking of someone he misses). I am so pleased it is alright for me to send you my cards! One day I hope I will end up in your busy London!
                                                Gil x


Lavinia held the postcard in her hand and stared at the writing. Gil had added a kiss at the bottom, her heart flipped!
She couldn’t understand why, she had always been completely faithful to her husband, when he was away from her during the war and after his death. So why did she feel this way now!
She put the postcard with the others in the book on her desk, if he sent any more she would have to find another place to put them.
She wouldn’t answer this one.
She felt too guilty.

If you want to join in or see more postcard stories unfold pop over to Darcy 's Blog!
Right I'm off to see everyones postcards!




30 comments:

Gina said...

Soooo romantic! The picture of the fisherman is perfection :D XXX

WrightStuff said...

Aw... I am loving the way this story is going... She must answer!!

miniroses said...

Your charcoal and pastels are so expressive and well done!! What will the answer be?????

Sandra Hoogland - The Netherlands said...

What a marvellous drawing you made! ♥
Ahw, sweet Lavinia... Wish I could tell her that it's okay, she didn't die with him and life can be long when spent alone...

lorig said...

love the fisherman sketch Gil sent to her. Hopefully she figures out these feelings are ok.

cindyw said...

I love this drawing...I love the fisherman. Great postcard.

Jamie Lynn said...

Wonderful! really like how you are writing these on going postcard post.

Jen said...

Fabulous sketch. Hope she replies thinking she won't is sad!
Jen x

Cynthia said...

So quiet, so introspective. Lovely. Really telling Lavinia how he feels.

Darcy said...

wow gorgeous sketch, love the negative space in it. Oh I hope she gets over her guilt.

Cazro said...

Beautiful artwork. Caz

Nathalie Thompson said...

GOOD story! Great art. How did I miss that Lavinia was a widow? Geez, I sound like a soap opera addict. I am sucked in. :)

Janet said...

Oooh eerr missus! Getting a bit racy now! Wonderful charcoal drawing. Magnificent.

Janet xx

craftattack said...

I love the romantic story, and the postcard is really fab, great drawing! Valerie

debbi taylor said...

I love your postcard - the expression on the old mans is amazing x

mags21 said...

beautiful sketch.great storyline

Halle said...

Amazing drawing. Love what you are doing... Can't wait for next week.

Tammy Freiborg said...

great sketch, does seem to be thinking of someone.

Musicalscrapper said...

Wow lynne What a fabulous story you have going. Amazing art work as well!!!

Sunshineshelle said...

Goodness, I really am touched by this story & the artwork is so beautiful & delicate, just wonderful!

Alison xx said...

Wonderful drawing on your card and beautiful story unfolding. A xx

Sabrina said...

Stunning image. The emotion really comes through on your drawing.

Alex said...

Wonderful drawing! Love the way your story is unfolding!

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

I love your gentle painting. Really sweet. Nice!! *smiles* Norma

Jay said...

thats is so beautifull...

NatashaMay said...

Wow! I'm totally blown away but this postcard! :) I love it!

Gina said...

Google is not cooperating and it ate my comments, lol. Love the drawing and love the story more! OF course she should answer, lol!

Kerri Love said...

Wow Lynn, this is an amazing drawing, I totally totally lurv it!!

Esther said...

Your postcard of the fisherman is lovely - he certainly looks very thoughtful...awww Lavinia must answer, she shouldn't feel guilty ! Esther xx

serendipity said...

Fabulous image I really like it. So expressive in just a few strokes
Jan