Companion piece to “Flattering the Crow”, insiped by Aesop’s The Fox and the Crow

20″ × 22″ Acrylic on Canvas


snow, winter, nature, birds, animals, fox, fable, aesop


  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

    we need to give back to cesar what belongs to cesar : the Fox and the Crow is a fable from Jean de la Fontaine, french fabulist (1621-1965)…
    nonetheless your illustration of it is beautiful !
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you Francis.

    – Heather Rinehart

  • Carolyn Staut
    Carolyn Stautalmost 5 years ago

    I can only imagine the beautiful artistry that hangs on the walls of your children’s rooms! You are so multi-talented. Lovely composition that tells a story as well.

  • Heather Rinehart
    Heather Rinehartalmost 5 years ago

    Ha Carolyn! Nothing hanging on the kids’ walls at all – we wouldn’t want to cover up the mural! Thank you for the compliment.

  • jenny4
    jenny4almost 5 years ago

    A lovely wintery scene! I love winter, and I love foxes!!

  • Thanks Jennifer. Me too!

    – Heather Rinehart

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 5 years ago

    I love this, what a gorgeous image

  • Thank you Lyn :)

    – Heather Rinehart

  • katrilumi
    katrilumialmost 5 years ago


  • Victoria  _Ts
    Victoria _Tsalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent, beautiful painting!!!

  • tulay cakir
    tulay cakirover 4 years ago


  • Arletta
    Arlettaover 4 years ago

    Per the link above “La Fontaine had many predecessors in the fable, especially in the beast fable. The poet took inspiration from Aesop …” Per a quick Google search: Aesop: The Fox and the Crow This is a lovely piece, as well.

  • Thank you Arletta, for your insight. So many of our best loved tales have been credited to persons who are not their authors, as much as they are the storytellers who have passed them along. Countless tales would be lost to the ages were it not for the storytellers such as Aesop, de la Fontaine, and the brothers Grimm who collected them and wrote them down. The stories themselves however, have been around as long as people have been telling them. I’m so glad you like my work, thank you for viewing! :)

    – Heather Rinehart

  • Joan A Hamilton
    Joan A Hamiltonover 4 years ago

    I love foxes and winter too! Excellent artistry here Heather.

  • Yes, the red and white just make for a pleasing picture, don’t you think? This one I did more than ten years ago and it is still one of my favorites. Thank you for the compliment!

    – Heather Rinehart

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