Thursday, January 8, 2009
This image was my most successful piece from the series I did for King Grisly Beard, an old Brother's Grimm fairy tale. In the story, the princess is given a number of suitors to choose from, and is urged by her father to pick, however she is spoiled and rejects them all, including a certain grisly king. Later her father forces her to marry the first man to walk through the door, who happens to be a poor farmer, who makes her slave and toil on his farm. After she finally learns the lesson of humility and appreciation, she discovers that her poor farmer is indeed King Grisly Beard, and of course she lives happily ever after.