Aesop’s Pitcher

When I’m not painting, I often go to thrift shops to treasure hunt. No, I’m not hoping to find an original painting by a famous painter. Although, I did find an early color sketch done by Ted DeGrazia, signed on the back, with the date of 1967, for under 5 bucks!

I like to look for unusual ceramics, or other objects, that would be fun to paint. This pitcher caught both my attention and my imagination. I was transported back to the 4th grade, where we read Aesop’s Fables and struggled to learn the “lesson” (or moral) of the story.

“The Crow and the Pitcher” was one of the fables we read, and this pitcher reminded me of that story. The crow could not reach the water at the bottom of the pitcher, and after failing in attempts to knock the pitcher over to get a drink, the crow successfully put small pebbles into the pitcher until the water rose to a high enough level for the bird to take a drink.

So here is, “Aesop’s Pitcher”, an 8×10 oil on canvas-board in remembrance of a very crafty crow that was written about in the 600 BC era, by Aesop in Ancient Greece. Thanks for stopping by to check out the “Painting Today” section.

Aesop's Pitcher

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