The Rooster and the Jewel

There once was a fine red rooster who was searching the barnyard for a snack. As he strutted around the plump pretty hens a bright object caught his eye. “Oh my, what have we here?” Then gazing at it this way and that, he soon realized it was a piece of jewelry lost in the yard. “This beautiful object may be a very rare and valuable prize.” The rooster said, “But for me, I would gladly trade it for a bowl of rice or even a single barley-corn.”


© 2017 E. Roxburgh

Aesop’s exhibit + A tale of two books

The Aesop’s Fables paintings started as a series, inspired by the stories. I’ve thought about doing this since I was a kid. The paintings will be in a few Art shows,  I’ll keep you posted on the details.

Here’s two of my favorite projects I’m working on these days. The first is a fantasy about the creative spirit, with a working title of “Elfin Shores.” The second project, a set of stories retelling and creating new illustrations for a group of Aesop’s fables. Set in modern times these stories address the same subjects and issues as the ancient versions.

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6 Responses to The Rooster and the Jewel

  1. katelon says:

    What an undertaking! Best wishes.

  2. Really nice illustration! Great chicken characters. 🙂

    Linnea Dayton

  3. Thank you Linnea, this is a very fun project. It’s given me the chance to illustrate over 30 different animals so far!

  4. Excellent painting. I really like the bright red plumage on the bird.

  5. Thank you Shawn. There’s something so fun about painting animals.

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