Thursday, 1 March 2012

Darcy's Postcard Challenge Switzerland

The postcard this week is my take on Paul Klee's Heroic Roses.
A base coat of Inktence pencils and then Prisma colour pencils over the top.


The story continues.

Lavinia is still in Wales with her inlaws.


Gil had met a fellow artist while in Cuba who had invited him to go back to Switzerland with him to go skiing.
Gil was a little apprehensive as he had never been skiing before but agreed that it sounded fun, it would be good to see snow after all this sun, sea and sand.
Gil had been on the beginners slope  just half an hour when he when he tripped over his ski and rolled over and over, when he finally came to a halt he was quite shocked and relieved to find he had not broken every bone in is body but just the first finger on his right hand, he was relieved ‘It could have been worse’ he told his friend, ‘ It could have been my left hand’. Then he would have found it difficult to work.
A few days later he left his friend and went on a short break to Muralto, he had wanted to go and see the place where Paul Klee had lived and died just 9 years before.
He would while away his days painting and thinking about a certain lady he was feeling very fond of, wishing that one day soon they would meet!

One the back he wrote.

My Dear Lavinia,

                         I am in Muralto Switzerland, (Paul Klee used to live here). When I was in Cuba I met a fellow painter friend who invited me to go skiing in his home town in Switzerland. Unfortunately I am no skier! First time on the slope I fell and broke my finger! So I have come here (not so dangerous) luckily I can still paint (left handed)!
This week I am sending you roses! Klee style.
Hope you are well and enjoying the rest in Wales!
                                                    
                                                        Your Gil XX

P.S. Anxiously waiting for your letters! X

Thank you for visiting and your comments! If you would like to see more postcards go to  Darcy's blog!

22 comments:

StefiJ said...

what a great card, i used to love it when we looked at paul klee in art at school

Jamie Lynn said...

it's beautiful. great movement with the colors <3

Sandra Hoogland said...

I'm not one who really likes to receive flowers (I know I'm weird!) but I would love to receive these!!! ♥

Janet said...

Lovely card and the colours are so vibrant. Klee is a new one on me so thank you for the introduction.

Janet xx

mags21 said...

great painting.love your colours.also an interesting storyline.

Darcy said...

Great card, another artist I had never heard of. I really like the style of the roses.

Alison xx said...

Great card, so vibrant !! A xx

Sid said...

Looks fab !!

Gina said...

Beautiful roses...such an interesting style :D Glad your hero didn't have too much damage from his fall :D XXX

WrightStuff said...

I love the budding romance. I need to study Paul Klee more. I like his paintings - you did a fab tribute.

Sheri said...

great postcard. love the colors

gottahavemoxie said...

Wow, fantatic card. I had never heard of Paul Klee before, just looked him up and his work is incredible. Thanks for sharing him.

Leialoha said...

Gorgeous Heroic Roses...'still can paint' even with a broken finger...nothing will keep me from painting/arting either!...Aloha.

Beckery said...

Fantastic colours - really gorgeous! Bx

Fotojoy/Joyce said...

Love It- Plain & simply stunning colors-Now off to check out his work.

Cazro said...

I am so looking forward to the continuation of this love story. I am learning so much sharing these travels, I'd never heard of this artist.Thanks for the insight. Caz

Jen said...

Love the roses, this artist is an unknown for me too. Like the unexpected turns of the story.
Jen x

NatashaMay said...

Oh, my! Luckyly a fingure it's all that got broken. :) Great postcard!

Doone said...

ooh I;m a big Klee fan, he is a brilliant user of colour,

the roses works well with your romantic story line

dx

lorig said...

Glad he didn't break anything more than a finger and that he can still create art. Great card.

Cynthia said...

Great color and design. love your story

Peter Pascal said...

I went to a contemporary art fair in Shanghai recently, which was a real eye-opener. Chinese contemporary art
has come leaps and bounds from the watery Zen landscapes to huge canvases of strange-looking beings. The
prices being asked and paid were huge too.
Oriental, if not Chinese, my print of Jean-Léon Gérôme's painting, http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWS6R,
bought some time ago from wahooart.com, is as lovely as ever.