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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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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Com-Posers Watercolors by Bertie Brown

 Com-Posers
original: 9" x 12"
Green Acres
original watercolor landscape en plein air w/barn, fields: 9" x 12"

What HO!
Say it’s not so
that sound that i hear
humming tunes that i fear
and what’s that i see
in the scene before me
a dry sculpted shell
of a locust…what the ‘L?
it’s just but July
my mind fairly cries
i need lots more time
and summer sunshine
what solace i find
in sunflowers is mine
so locusts, you stop
your late summer talk
my backyard’s all dressed
and dandied it’s best
so let me enjoy

my well deserved rest
BB
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Workshop WorkOut Watercolors by Bertie Brown




Watercolor Portraits Workshop
press on, you say
so that’s what I do
not cease and desist
that’s never okay…
to break through the fray
you gotta hang tough
and paint every day

talent’s just not enough
BB


Friday, July 21, 2017

Donkey-Oaty Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Donkey-Oaty
original watercolor donkey: 8" x 10"

there’s more to see
from Studio B
‘cause there’s never enuff
paintings of stuff
specific-ally
a nosey donkey
i trust he's in vogue

for upscale art shows!
BB'17
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cookin' Com-Posers Sunflower Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Cookin' Com-Posers
original watercolor sunflowers: 12" x 12"

Goldfinch Grinch
My sunflower girls
Never use my sunblock 
Nor do they apply
 Suntan lotion a lot
They’re naturally golden
Their brown faces boastin’
Their fearless devotion
To sunshine in motion
But there are some days
They have to confess
A shot of pest spray
Would be their best bet
For shoo-ing away 
Gold finches of prey
‘Cause finches 
Are Grinches
As they yank pull and splay
The petals and bonnets
My sunflowers boast
In my poems and sonnets
Why couldn’t they just

Gather seeds without fuss.... 
BB
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Lititz Art Show July 29 : 9 - 5 NO RAIN ALLOWED!

Posers in the Park
Here we come
Chargin’ to the park
we’re gonna get there real early
While it’s still pretty dark
Hey, hey we’re the ‘Posers’
We’ve got a lot of work yet to do
We have to sell ourselves all to you
So we better get hangin’

Ourselves in the Bertie Brown Booth!
BB
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Crimson Com-Poser Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Crimson Com-Poser
original watercolor sunflowers: 9" x 12"

Cavalier about Cheer
my sunflower girls 
have got to admit
they long for a world
where they could just sit
they’ve got but one shoe
though it’s a great fit
a minute without it
would help quite a bit
their long leggy-ness
can cause some back strain
a slight dizzy-ness
and dull aching pain
but stand there they do
displaying such cheer
for one month or two
this time of the year
it’s quite cavalier

and exhausting, I fear!
BB
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Leader of the Pack Sunflower Watercolors by Bertie Brown


The Leader of the Pack
original watercolor sunflowers: 9" x 12"

Sophie and i 
in summertime mode
are sitting beside
a sunflower abode
a garden, of course
where we plan to stay
with no great remorse
for past cooler days
‘cause we’ve got our paints
our brushes and such
our sun hats in place
and posers? a bunch!
so here’s where we’ll be
come sun or a storm
we’ll work happily

our summertime  ‘norm’!
BB
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