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Four Colly Birds

Four Colly Birds

Regular price £245.00
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"Four Colly Birds" is a watercolour painting made as a design for a festive greetings card. 

  • An original painting in watercolour, size 270mm x 270mm
  • A digital image is available for self-printing (at what size and in whatever format you like)

"Four Colly Birds" is a watercolour painting made as a design for a festive greetings card. The title is from the Christmas carol 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'.

I've painted it in a loose Scandinavian folk art style. As with all my Christmas card designs, I generally shun the 'traditional' trappings of Christmas and go for something secular, often using very unChristmassy colours. In this case I chose a palette of deep purples and magentas.

Some people sing the lyric 'four calling birds' but I have used the older word 'colly'. Colly = black, like coal, therefore blackbirds. And to prevent argument, all my blackbirds are calling anyway!

Shipping and delivery

This website takes orders from UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

If you are not in these countries and you would like to make a purchase, please get in touch with me directly.

Posting your order

Typically, orders for physical products placed after 12pm on Friday, and on Saturday or Sunday will not be posted until Monday at the earliest. I use Royal Mail to dispatch your order.

If you have ordered multiple items, I will try to post everything together. Occasionally, this is not possible, in which case they will be dispatched in separate packages.

Digital files will typically be transferred to customers within 24 hours via email using WeTransfer, the file transfer website.

Buying an original painting? Please choose the tracked option!

UNITED KINGDOM (incl. Channel Islands, Isle of Man)

  • UK Royal Mail second class – 3 to 5 working days (can be longer at busy times of year)
  • UK Royal Mail tracked next day special delivery – next day by 1pm

If you choose a tracked delivery, I will be notified with your Royal Mail tracking number when your parcel has been dispatched.


IMPORTANT! All international orders are shipped duties unpaid. Orders shipped outside of the UK may be subject to customs, taxes and duties. This cost is the responsibility of the customer and is payable on receipt of goods. Please check your local customs tax and duty costs as duties must be paid before the goods are released.

Royal Mail International Tracked service (7-14 days)

Royal Mail International Tracked service (7-14 days)

EUROPE (Rep of Ireland, France, Germany and Denmark only)
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