Griselda Entertains at Home

Mixed Media on pastel paper, 11″ x 15″
This colored pencil and oil pastel drawing is an experiment in using characterization to imply story and illustrate a poetic idea. Oil pastel over pencil creates large areas of bright bold textured color to accent and add dimension to the primary figures. The vase and stool in the empty room conjure Van Gogh. The half concealed image of Griselda is purposely enigmatic and aware. The birds are curious and mysterious guests.