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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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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Two of the Three Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Two of the Three
original watercolor portraits:8" x 10"

The Grandies are growing
older, it’s true
i’ve tried stoppin’ them
but what can ya do
now Sophie is 8
does gymnastics and dance
when she’s got the chance
she loves to do crafts
Annabelle’s 7
a whippersnapp-ee
plays piano and swims
and sings beautif’ly
the Wildman’s number 3
that’s Aaron, you see
he loves his play dough
and superheros
they’re all growing up
and what does that mean?
my sons are not teens
but middle age-ees!
and PopPop and me?
we hate to admit
we’re mature, just a bit
and, well, elder-ly : SH_T!
yet we ALL agree
in our fam'ly tree
those grandies are still
the bees knees in threes!

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Waltz of the Flowers Watercolors by Bertie Brown

The Waltz of the Flowers
original watercolor still life w/sunflowers, fruit: 10" x 14"

Winter Blues
oh, how i long for June or July
and summer sunshine
filling the sky
this season of cold 
continues it's hold
with harsh winds a'keepin'
the temps around freezin'
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 still sportin' mitties
and ear muffs indoors
wool sweaters and wristies
but yet i need more
each year winter’s gittin’
too hard to endure
i should just be sittin'
on some southern shore
instead i’ve got blankets 
piled high on my lap
i’m ready, in fact
for a 'spring-forward' nap……

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Bloomin' Stew Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Bloomin' Stew
original watercolor still life w/veggies, sunflowers: 10" x 14"

way back in school
we learned the rule
that there were cliques
a specialty list
of kids way cool
though we weren’t fools
our own gene pools
just did not rule
we weren’t as blessed
our confidence less
we weren’t sure why 
and could not guess
but now these girls 
with swirls and curls
you surely see
are cool indeed!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Vege-table Watercolors by Bertie Brown

original watercolor still life w/veggies, sunflowers: 10" x 14"

twas the night before “Stella”
and all through the land
the creatures were shopping
buying milk, bread and spam
the forecast rang true
that nor’easter barreled through
and those inches of snow
gave us all lots to do
now today as i search
for some good stuff to eat
finding bread, milk and ‘meat’
doesn’t sound like a treat
so the next time they cry
“Snowstorm Comin’ ”, i’ll buy
donuts, popcorn, french fries

 sparkling wine and moon pies….
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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Veggie Tails Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Veggie Tails
original watercolor still life w/veggies, sunflowers: 10" x 14"

A Puzzlement
there seems to be times
when i have to pause
the thoughts in my head
seem conflicting, 'cause
 rather than try
to struggle about
i do not ask why
i just paint it out
it’s a puzzle indeed
but maybe that’s good
‘cause you get to see

whatever you please!
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Beet-nix Watercolors by Bertie Brown

original watercolor still life w/beets, carrots, lettuce, tomato: 9" x 12"

Sophie and I 
Are enjoying this fine weather
With temps in the 70’s
It couldn’t be better!
This sweet summer prelude
Has put us in the mood
For a picnic at brunch
That lasts until lunch
Our silly girl talk
Became a long lazy walk
Then jauntily jogged
In our sporty running togs
We made it home safe
Where nap-time awaits!

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Valen-time Watercolors by Bertie Brown

original watercolor still life w/sunflowers, fruit: 10" x 14"

absolutely resolute
i’m absolutely certain
some truth is indisputable
and strictly put imputable
so don’t go all refutable
i don’t want your rebuttable 
that verbal hyper babbable
you’re so above reproachable
and also un-correctable
see that’s just irresponsible
and truly indefensible
we all could be sympatico

if y’all weren’t so emphatico
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