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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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Monday, September 14, 2020

Com-Poser * DeCom-Poser Sunflower Watercolors by Bertie Brown



 Com-Poser*DeCom-Poser
original watercolor sunflowers:  5" x 7"

as summer reclines
in translucent honey haze
autumn comes alive
with transparent amber days
cobalt blue nights
fill infinite skies
cool winds collide
pushing summer aside
from hazy to bright
these transitions are inherent 
seasons come and they go
with their foibles quite apparent
BB'20


Saturday, September 12, 2020

Candid Com-Posers Sunflower Watercolors by Bertie Brown


                                                       Candid Com-Posers

                                   original watercolor sunflowers: 8" x 18" 

as summer reclines

in translucent honey haze

autumn comes alive

with transparent amber days

cobalt blue nights

fill infinite skies

cool winds collide

pushing summer aside

from hazy to bright

these transitions are inherent 

seasons come and they go

with their foibles quite apparent

BB'20


                                                                


Thursday, September 10, 2020

RockMeGently Sunflower Watercolors by Bertie Brown


RockMeGently
original watercolor sunflower: 10" x 14"

 may autumn come gentler
o’er dew glittered morns
meandering zephyrs
refreshment adorned
it’s time to embrace
this summer’s demise
the sun’s fading grace
and hazy blue skies
autumness comes
routinely, you see
it’s time to move on
what will be will be
i think you’d agree
BB'20


Com-Posers Sunflower Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Com-Posers 

original watercolor sunflowers: 10" x 14"


my sunflowers are done

their petals are gone

though the finches, I see

are still havin’ fun

they no longer cling

to those sunflower rims

to split and to spit

the shells that they’ve bit

they just take their seats

at the table..a feast!

it’s the best buffet yet

for those birdies, I bet

‘tis a glorious thing

a Goldfinch Grinch Fling

but for me, I just fret

‘cause autumn comes next!

BB'20


 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020


Bloomin' Bouquet

                                                          original watercolor sunflowers: 9" x 12"

                                                                     The Golden Oldie Girl

                                                                     my vibrant sunflowers

 last week so spry

have bent down a bit

heaving a sigh

they hang down their leaves

it seems that they’re just

dry crumpled sheaves

about to be dust

there’s no use complaining

as they have no say

the season is changing

it’s all nature’s way

they lift up their chins

and give me a shrug

tighten their bonnets

with a sly little tug

my golden sunflowers

will soon cease to be

I cherish those hours

they’ve shared here with me

BB'20


Sunday, September 6, 2020

Contained Com-Posers Sunflower Watercolors by Bertie Brown


Contained Com-Posers

original watercolor sunflowers: 10" x 14"


 the sun’s in retreat 

giving me the cold shoulder

this summer romance

is apparently over

gone are the sundrops

warming my face

menacing shadows

have taken their place

 cobalt blue breezes 

rustle about

autumn is coming

of that there’s no doubt

my sunflowers are ruined

their beauty in tatters

seeds, petals, leaves

lie tossed about, scattered

i notice the dance

of those spurious squirrels

as they snatch the remains

of my golden sun girls

more quickly than ants

at a picnic, they advance

and I thought that finches

were sunflower grinches!

now I’m left all alone

‘neath a dry, crumbling wall

where my sunflowers once stood

majestic and tall

i’ll try not to fear

as hope becomes clear

they’ll be back next year

with more summertime cheer!

BB'20


 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Com-Posers Sunflower Watercolors by Bertie Brown


Com-Posers

original watercolor sunflowers: 9" x 12"


And So It Goes

Ackkk!

 the sun’s in retreat 

giving me the cold shoulder

our summer romance

is apparently over

gone are the sundrops

warming my face

menacing shadows

have taken their place

 cobalt blue breezes 

rustle about

autumn is coming

of that there’s no doubt

my sunflowers are ruined

their beauty in tatters

seeds, petals, leaves

lie tossed about, scattered

i notice the dance

of those spurious squirrels

as they snatch the remains

of my golden sun girls

more quickly than ants

at a picnic, they advance

and I thought that finches

were sunflower grinches!

now I’m left all alone

‘neath a dry, crumbling wall

where my sunflowers had stood

majestic and tall

so my task is to wait

for this fact I hold dear

they’ll be back next year

with more summertime cheer!

BB'20