How could I have not realized that this wide-mouthed elephant was a pitcher and not a vase?
I wanted to have another go at this oddity. As I sat at the dining table drawing it again, Deb mentioned that the mouth looks like a spout. Of course it does. And the trunk looks like a handle, the better to pour with, of course.
Painting of Green China Elephant Pitcher: drawn first with pencil, followed by watercolor. Family Treasures No. 12
Color Scheme: Extended Analogous