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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!


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Thursday, September 29, 2016

I've Got Sunshine Watercolors by Bertie Brown

I've Got Sunshine
original watercolor still life w/ girl, glass, flower: 14" x 16"
i’m betting that she
is related to me
in her favorite nook
she continues to look
at her favorite flower
hour upon hour
with hope and a prayer

for an autumn that's fair
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Music of the Spheres Watercolors by Bertie Brown

The Music of the Spheres
original watercolor still life w/cornt, mellophone: 13" x 20"

there’s more to see
from Studio B
‘cause there’s never enuff
paintings of stuff
a a mellophone-et
and tarnished cornet 
I hope they’re in vogue

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Instrumental Junque Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Instrumental Junque
original watercolor still life w/horn/cornet:  12" x 18"
Reveille Reverie
morning runs unfold
the music in my soul
as meandering stream melodies
join humming meadow harmonies
my footsteps add the rhythm

and my heart sings along with’m..
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Bee's Knees Watercolors by Bertie Brown

The Bee's Knees
original watercolor still life w/pitcher, colander, tomatoes: 12" x 14"

told ya said I
 with a smile kinda sly
i’m workin’ it still
don’t quite have my fill
of summer time swill
until until 
in the autumness
i’ll surely attest
i might need a rest
to recharge my head

and soulfullish-ness
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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Relative-ity Watercolors by Bertie Brown

original watercolor still life w/pitcher, pot, sunflower, tomato: 15" x 15"

it’s relative-ly
a new work, you see 
with something that’s old
a shape big and bold
and some that are new
with int’resting hues
borrowed from yet
a past series set
it’s deja vu

for those red/orange/blues!
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Com-Poser Concerto Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Com-Poser Concerto
watercolor sunflowers: 15" x 15"

De- C0mPoser
my lean and mean posers
can’t seem to get over
those past days of glory
their pose tells the story
so poignant and true
of lost beauty and youth
and innocence...  too
yet still they stand tall
and insist that we all
salute this new age
their ‘maturity’ phase
with dignity and grace
and  wisdom embraced
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Carefree Com-Posers Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Careless Com-Posers
original watercolor sunflowers: 15" x 15"
Carefree Com-Posers
original watercolor sunflowers: 10" x 12"

at the far end of summer
i woke up to see
my sunflower soiree
in tatters and seeds
the birdies and bees
and butterfly-ees
so curiously
were packing to flee
seems nectar so sweet
that thirst quenching treat
was gone completely
said their twitters and tweets
so i’m left behind
with nothing but time
that’s filled to the brim
with memories of them....
at the far end of summer
i so want to be
at the beginning of spring 

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