For this year's A-Z Challenge I have selected a word from the dictionary for each day and written a story around it with a 100 word limit. For extra interest I have chosen words that are unknown or unfamiliar to me. All definitions are from the Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus 2007 Edition. Today's word is Grisaille.
Grisaille: A method of painting using only various shades of grey.
This was going to be the painting to make his name. He could feel electricity coursing through his fingers. They said the grisaille style was boring. Well, now shades of grey were where it was at. Fifty of them, to be precise.
His depictions of the book’s characters in various erotic couplings were going to sell like hotcakes. And he could use more than fifty shades. Seventy, a hundred.
He went over a line to make it darker. A new shade. Black. No! He threw the canvas to the floor.
There was no room for black or white in grisaille.