"American Robin and Hackberry"
“I learned to love the Robin when, as a child, I sat on my father’s knee and he pointed out to me the russet-breasted bird, singing from the top of a cherry-tree…“Cheer up, dearie! Cheer up, dearie! Cheer up! Cheer!”…We were taught that a blessing came to any home with Robins and every inducement was extended to them to build with us.”
-Gene Stratton Porter
Watercolor on Arches hot press paper