Thursday, March 6, 2008

European Robin

The Red Red Robin
Harry Woods was so inspired by this national bird of the UK that he wrote the words for "When the Red Red Robin comes bob, bob, bobbin along, " Later recorded by many famous singers like "Louis Armstrong," "Bing Crosby,' 'Doris Day,' 'Tennessee Ernie Ford,' 'Susan Hayward' and many others.

For those of you who are English Football fans its also the theme song for the Charlton Athletics Addicks sung at every home game when they enter the Valley pitch by Billy Cotton.

To my Son, family and friends living in the UK this one is for you.

A 200 mm L X 270 mm W 9' x 12' inch water colour illustration.

12 comments:

Sue Ellen Cowan said...

Beautiful robin announcing the arrival of spring. Oh how I wish I could see one instead of this snow! Lovely artwork, Caroline. I always like to visit your page.

Joy said...

This is really beautiful. :)

chilly said...

Hi! Interesting blog indeed! :)

shearyadi said...

Hi there, nice Bird paintings here and you have mentioned Charlton Athletics and the Robin bird. I wonder if you can draw another bird who also identical to my soccer team Newcastle United, the Magpie :)

Amy Lilley Designs said...

I LOVE your blog...one of the prettiest and consistent in content that I've seen...will be back often..

all the best,
Amy

Jennifer Robin said...

Your robin is wonderful. I look forward to checking out more of your work!

annie said...

I love your header!!!

Ty Hurd said...

Hi Caroline,

I just happened by your blog (I was dropping an entrecard - you're on a list I have).

I might have a few suggestions to help you with your blog. But only if you want them, I don't want to intrude.

Feel free to stop by my blog anytime and leave a comment if you'd be interested in hearing my advice.

Your art work is GREAT by the way (I was a dealer and I used to represent Earl Biss, love art)

Ty

Artbeat said...

Thanks All for the comments I does inspire me to try even harder to turn my life long hobby and dream into into a full time occupation

Cindy said...

That's the first robin I've seen this "spring"!
And that is a beautiful painting, too!

ettarose said...

I just want you to know how much I love your paintings. I don't always read everything but I always look!

Artbeat said...

Hi Shearyadi

No reflection on your football team but the "magpie" is not a bird I would paint because it inspires me.

All my paintings are for sale and I would gladly paint a magpie for you on a commission basis.

The cost for a water colour will be $30