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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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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Burro in Blue Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Burro in Blue 
original watercolor with burro: 9" x 12"

we LOVE our pets
present and past
if we’ve got some faults
they never suspect
so here’s to the joy-
ous acceptance they bring
as they just insist

we're tops on their list!
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fall Folly Plein Air Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Fall Folly
original plein air landscape: 9" x 12"

yes, things are askew
but that’s acceptable, too
‘cause when it’s called art
reality departs
and my point of view
might convince even you
that some things can be

true for both you and me
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Big Red Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Big Red
original watercolor with rooster: 9" x 12"

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 now I don’t know
if it’s fit to show
if not,
 you’ve just got

to tell me to Stop!
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Fifth of Beethoven Watercolors by Bertie Brown

A Fifth of Beethoven
original watercolor musical motif w/horn, Beethoven: 17" x 23"

Molly’s Folly
Molly works out
it’s plain to see
just look at that sleek
leg and furry knee
she stays in top shape
‘cause she knows it makes
her creative self soar
doing work she adores
we like making art
so we're gonna start
our own gallery
we’ll feature just us
that’s how it must be
‘cause artistic’ly 
two’s company

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

All That Jazz Watercolors by Bertie Brown

All That Jazz
originalmusical motif watercolor w/drums, trombone, trumpet, piano, sax: 8" x 10"

 Drummer’s Dilemma
There’s drums a-plenty
For the drumming fanatic
From the triplet set’s least
To the bass drum, that beast
The choices never cease
With notes so sporadic
And sometimes exotic
It can be hypnotic

But always drum-atic! 
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Calf-erine Watercolors by Bertie Brown

original watercolor w/cow: 8" x 10"

i once had a thought
original and clever...
but that thought i forgot!
gone forever? i hope not..
still, i’m dismayed 
yes fraught and distraught
‘cause it may have been great

that thought i just lost!
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OBX Overture Watercolors by Bertie Brown

OBX Overture
original seascape watercolor - OBX: 9" x 12"

barrier islands
all bluster and bluff,
with tumbling tides
to the shoreline they rush
wrestling waves
always in a huff
surf over the wake

of the splashes they make
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