Whenever I paint robins, I always get that 50's song "Rockin' Robin" rolling in my head. This painting's title is playing off that idea with a couple of major league rockers in the bitter cherry tree.
American Robin (Thrush family) is not directly related to the European Robin (Flycatcher family), but it's reddish orange breast resembles that of the European Robin, so the name stuck.You can find American Robins all over North America. In fact, the American Robin is one of the most common birds on this continent.
My American Robins are very rotund, but don't let that fool you. They are seriously ready to rock you! (although I have a feeling there would be some silly dance moves and dance breaks to catch your breath from giggling with delight...)
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.