Thursday, 5 June 2014

Pitharia - large-sized ceramic storage jars from Minoan era

These huge ceramic-made storage jars, sometime one meter tall, which are called pitharia in Greece, have been used since the Minoan era to store cereals and olive oil. They are still crafted in Greece, but currently are used for decor, to plant small trees or flowers, especially in the villages.
Our host for the May 30 WDE on WetCanvas, Athena (from Sparti) shared with us a lovely photo of these pitharia. I did some changes in the background, and I did try to capture the hot summer sun on the big jar. This watercolor on paper is about 7x10 inches in size.

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