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Methods and Madness

Sometimes I paint fast and loose

Other times quite controlled

The subject decides the method

But each work has the same goal:

A painting that is successful

And beautiful to behold!

BB


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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Winter Blues Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Winter Blues
original watercolors still life w/sunflowers, apples, lemon, violin: 15" x 15"

Winter Blues
oh, how i long for June or July
and summer sunshine
filling the sky
this season of cold 
has taken it’s hold
with harsh winds awailin’
and snow flakes asailin’
this winter’s so long
it’s long in the tooth
let’s give it a shove
let’s give it the boot!
i’m sportin’ my mitties
and ear muffs indoors
wool sweaters and wristies
but still i need more
each year winter’s gittin’
too hard to endure
i should be just sittin'
on some southern shore
instead i’ve got blankets 
piled high on my lap
i’m ready, in fact
for a mid-winter’s nap……

BB’18
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Sunday, January 14, 2018

June Tune Watercolors by Bertie Brown

June Tune
original watercolor still life w/sunflowers, lemon, apples: 10" x 14"

Play Away
it’s really okay
to chill out and play
we all know we should
(that is understood)
but still we forget
and totally get
ourselves in fun debt
we think if we could 
buy us some fun
then surely we would 

feel wonderf’ly good  
BB
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Friday, January 12, 2018

January Thaw Watercolors by Bertie Brown

January Thaw
original watercolor still life w/sunflowers, apples, lemon: 10" x 14"

Spring Musical
oh spring
is the thing
we hope for in November
long for in December
lose in January
right through February
cry for in March
die for in April
can’t wait one more day
for the merry month of May
and still cold temps cling
to every bloomin’ thing!
so when the month of June
bursts suddenly into view
I look around and smile

and bid stay with me awhile
BB
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

June Muse Watercolors by Bertie Brown

June Muse
original watercolor still life w/sunflowers, apples, lemon: 11" x 15"

this winter’s so long
it’s long in the tooth
let’s give it a shove
let’s give it the boot!
my heating bill’s HUGE
yet my house is cold
i’m grumpy like Scrooge
with a frozen billfold…
there’s snow on my roof
and ice in my veins
my fingers, i’ve proof
are going insane!
they’re sending their prints
to sunnier climes
i think i’ll insist
i join them in this
we’ll drive ’til we find
a welcoming spot
long on sunshine

with no winter bite!
BB
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Friday, December 29, 2017

Cold Play Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Cold Play
original watercolor still life w/sunflowers, apples. lemon: 10" x 14"

Sophie’s Sun Sack
remember back when
we played in the sun
yes summer was then
days so full of fun
and do you recall
you looked up to ask
could we pack it all
up tight in a sack
we’d store it away
then open that pack
on a cold winter’s day

for a sun bathing nap!
BB
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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Pot 'o Posies Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Pot 'o Posies
original watercolor still life w/sunflowers: 9" x 12"

there could be misconceptions
some slight depth perceptions
a misappropriation
with no negotiation
i will not enhance
renounce at a glance
embellish or squellish
not even a chance
it just filled a day
in the neighborhood i’d say
so onward i press

in search of success…
BB
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

More Trebled Times Watercolors by Bertie Brown

More Trebled Times
original watercolor musical motif w/bassoon, clarinet, oboe, flute:10" x 14"

i think that it’s done
and i had some fun
‘though there a few 
solutions that skewed
my original view
and managed to be
surprising, you see
so if it’s not fit 
or off just a bit
ignore if you please
this mucical scene

BB
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