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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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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Musically Inclined Series by Daily Painter Bertie Brown Original Musical Motif Watercolor

Rhythm & Blues
original watercolor still life with shells, bottle:14"w x 13 1/2"h
Musically Inclined
original contemporary musical motif watercolor/horn: 11"w x 14"h
Water Music
original watercolor still life, shells and sand: 11"w x 14"h

Conch en Fa

There once was seashell named Conch

Who was lonely and displeased with his lot

So he puffed out his cheek

Buzzed a low mellow screech

Now he’s part of the rock group “Conch-crete”


Musically Inclined

original musical motif watercolor still life: 17 1/2"w x 22 1/2"h

Dynamic Duo

That’s the name

The horn and violin

Were given in their fame

They play well together

Then each plays alone

One plucks and bows

The other buzzes into a mouthpiece for tones

With fervent fingers flying

Over keys and bridge

The audience is left sighing

Applauding all that they did!


Musically Inclined

original contemporary musical motif watercolor: 13 1/2"w x 10 1/2"h

Going Solo

The piano stands alone

Neither lost nor forlorn

Just a confident fellow

Black and white outside

Inside, mellow.

Its song is melodious

With high notes that soar

But can be quite odious

When notes don’t sound sure

One thing is certain

With a rising stage curtain

The piano likes to play

The solos he’s given

In a most excellent way!


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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lobsterman Lairs Original Maritime Watercolor Impressionism by Daily Painter Bertie Brown

Buoys Will Be Buoys
original maritime watercolor: 11"w x 14"h

Lobsterman Lairs

original maritime watercolor impressionism: 14"w x 11"h

All In The Family

Floats, traps

Lobsterman shacks

Ropes, tacks

Fishing knick-knacks

Boots, slickers

Lobsterman knickers

There’s even a place

For trusty duct tape

And WD 40

They’ve got it, surely

All this and more

Behind windows and doors

Filling crannies and nooks

There’s gotta be books

Of maritime knots

In case they forgot

The instructions they got

From Pop and Grandpop

So remember this stuff

When you’re all in a huff

As you pay lots of bucks

For that Lobster you bought

At the boat dock’s Co-op!


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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Rhythm & Blues Series (bottles, bowls, apples) by Bertie Brown Watercolor Still Life

Rhythm & Blues
original:14"w x 13 1/2"h

Rhythm & Blues

A bottle once buried in sand

Shells found on the beach

Fabric patterns, colors, and folds

Form rhythms the objects now hold

And the color blue

An important element too

All conjure up an image

Of sea upon dry land.


Rhythm & Blues
original:14 1/2"w x 12 1/2"h
Rhythm & Blues
original:12"w x 15 1/2"h

Rhythm & Blues

Original Watercolor Still Life with Fruit: 21"w x 27"h


“Rhapsody in Blue”

Was our music today

Sophie and I thrilled

To the opening way

That the clarinet soared

Through that octave and more...

We set up a still life

With lots of great blues

We have so much fabric

It’s hard just to choose

Then added some apples

Three bottles, two bowls

On top of the fabric

With plenty of folds

We hummed to the tunes

While painting till noon

Sophie, my rhapsody

In tap dancin’ shoes

Gerschwin and Orchestra

Playin’ his blues!


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