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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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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bach to Work - Watercolors by Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Bach to Work

original watercolor musical motif w/piano, violin, Bach: 11" x 12"

Bach to work

for I’ll not shirk

my art nor the rent

there are bills coming yet

‘though my money’s been spent

on giving, I guess...

since giving is best

methinks I’m quite blessed!

BB'11

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Musically Inclined/Piano, Violin, Horn / Watercolors by Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Musically Inclined/Piano,Violin, Horn

original watercolor musical motif: 11" x 14"

when listening to music

I simply must

have Beethoven’s lush

symphonic paint brush

symbolic’ly held

in the grasp of my hand

as a keyboard commands

the violin to bow

while the horn plays so-lo.....

BB'11

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Plugged in for Sound Watercolors by Bertie Brown - Art is instrumental

Plugged in for Sound

original watercolor musical motif/guitars, keyboard: 13" x 14"

Electronic’ly speaking

these guitars are seeking

a plug-in for sound

‘cause playing around

is the best fun they’ve found!

BB'11

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Watercolors by Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental It's a Beginning

more baubles and bells

beginning sketch: 17" x 18"

when in doubt

get the french horn out!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Baubles and Bells Watercolor Still Life by Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Baubles and Bells

original watercolor still life: 15" x 18"

Sophie Says

what ho

I really want to know

who’s lying in that manger bed

with a stable roof o’re His head

and why are there reindeer

flying in the night sky

with a guy in a sleigh

following close behind

And

there’s a tree in our house

with packages strewn about

that I’m not s’posed to touch

and there seems to be such

a decorating fuss

it’s confusing, you know

for a two year old, so

I’ll just ask BB

I’m hoping the she

can explain it to me!

BB’11

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Bertie's Buoys by Bertie Brown




Bertie's Buoys

painted lobster floats


sometimes I must

simply adjust

my view of the world

and try something new

for a week...maybe two

so now here are four

of my buoys

for your door

...by your bed

on the floor...

or some other place, I’m sure

they’re happy to be

wherever they’re seen

they’ll brighten your mood

these lobster buoy dudes!

BB'11

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Watercolor Still Life with Marbles, Jacks, Horns by Daily Painter Bertie Brown

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

original watercolor still life with marbles, jacks, horns: 14" x 13"

and this is the question

can I toss intention

and renounce all strife

at this stage of life?

could I, if you please,

watch Hallmark TV

munch Christmas cookies

sip egg-nog, not tea

would I, do you see,

be happy with ease??

seems I have this need

to paint constantly

and horns are the best

‘posers’, I suggest!

BB'11

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Wagner's Violin Watercolor Still Life with Violin, Wagner Bust by Daily painter Bertie Brown - Art is Intrumental

Wagner's Violin

original still life with violin: 22" x 30


is Wagner’s violin

tuned to play his Lohengrin

could that horn a bit too small

belt out Siegfried’s famous call?

did he ever fret and worry

that his music wouldn’t curry

to his benefactors’ whims

casting poverty on him

heavens no

I don’t think so

as his storied life has shown

BB'11

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Play Things Watercolor Still Life by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Play Things

original watercolor with jacks, marbles, horns: 8" x 10"

back in the day

I remember we played

with marbles and jacks

and baseballs and bats

but sometimes I recall

though I tried hard to stall

I had to apply

my lip

to the tip

of my tarnished old horn

and try not to sound

too bad or forlorn

much later I found

practice, patience plus time

would greatly improve

my horn teacher’s mood!

BB'11

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Musically Inclined Series by Daily Painter Bertie Brown Musical Motif Watercolor

Musically Inclined/Piano, Drums, Guitar

music motif watercolor: 13" x 12"

is it musically correct

to combine different sects

of instruments, no less

to create a new sound

or a work of renown

going outside the bounds

of traditional ground?

or must we conform

to a list of reform

that keeps us adorned

in our circuitous norm...

BB'11

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Friday, November 18, 2011

2112 Bertie Brown Calendars!



2112 Bertie Brown Calendar

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The Unfinished Still Life Watercolor by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

The Unfinished Still Life

original watercolor still life with Bust/Violin: 22" x 30"

I’m now on the move

’twill be done pretty soon

it’s taken so long

I’m ready to move on

gotta do somethin’ fun

not a series, just one

BB '11

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wagner's View Watercolor Still Life with Violin/Bust by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Wagner's View

original watercolor still life with violin/bust: 16" x 15"

In Wagner’s opinion

The world’s a great stage

Where music is heard

With no discouraging word

The strings set the tone

With synchronized bows

The woodwinds fairly sing

Till the brass enter in

And give a loud shout

As percussion dance about

It’s all relative

As time surely tells

In life’s ebb and flow

Season’s come and they go.....

BB'11

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Pepper Party Watercolor Still Life with Peppers by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumetnal

Pepper Party

watercolor still life/peppers: 10" x 11"

so this is the season

for hot pepper stew

‘cause outside it’s cold

do you need some too?

BB'11

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sophie Watercolor Portrait by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Sophie

watercolor portrait


R E S T

I bet you don’t know

that 4 letter word

spelled R-E-S-T

is the absolute worst

as a bad word it’s first (!)

according to Sophie

who knows at BB’s

she makes all the rules

‘cause she is no fool

she just has to say

PopPop BB come, play

and we both obey

and play all the day!

BB’11

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Annabelle Watercolor Portrait by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Insrumental

Annabelle

watercolor portrait: 4 1/2" x 7"

Well

Annabelle

your first year is done

you’re almost grown up

at age number one!

what a great time you’ve had

and I’m happy, yet sad

‘cause I’ve missed you a lot

but I know that you’ve got

the best mom and dad

you ever could have

and I’m confidant that

you’re up for the task

(without sounding trite)

you’ll raise them up right!

BB’11

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Inherent Transparency Watercolor Eggplants and Pumpkin by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental


Inherent Transparency

original watercolor eggplants/pumpkin: 7" x 7"


as summer languished

in translucent honey haze

autumn revives

with transparent amber days

while indigo ink nights

blanket mile-high starry skies

and cooler winds collide

pushing summer’s heat aside

from translucent to transparent

these transitions are apparent

seasons come and seasons go...

nature’s cycle so inherent

BB'11

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Monday, October 10, 2011

De-Composers Watercolor Dried Sunflowers by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Bertie Brown-Art is Instrumental

De-Composer
original watercolor floral/sunflower: 9" x 12"
De-Composer
original watercolor floral/sunflower: 8" x 10"

De-Composer

original watercolor floral/sunflower: 8" x 10"

And Yet

My sunflower girlfriends

have taken their bows

the show has now closed

their reign at an end

the summer stage crew

is striking the sets

tearing down, sweeping up

not much left to do

cool winds are approaching

a new show’s in the wing

autumn’s edgier tone

and pride is encroaching

there’s a sharp dialogue

burnt sienna, cobalt blue

with a punchline, scarlet red

a biting monologue

I’m open, looking on

taking in the dry wit

yet wishing for just

one more summer song

BB’11

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Endless Summer Watercolor Still Life Series by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Endless Summer

original watercolor still life w/basket, shells: 23" x 22

(last in a series)

what ho

Sophie and I

just want to know

who turned off the heat

and dimmed the lights low

where are the wool socks for our feet

our cashmere sweaters and turtlenecks

who said summer could retreat?

we are cold and so distressed

why can’t winter last one week

it’s time I guess

to hibernate

until next June

and we both hope

that comes real soon!

BB'11

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Petite Suite Watercolor Musical Motif Series by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Petite Suite/Drums

original watercolor musical motif: 8" x 10"

Petite Suite/Violin

original watercolor musical motif: 6" x 9"


more petite suites

from the art room of

my sweet Sophie

and of course BB

so in case you stop

by to browse and shop

just remember that

Sophie must nap

and then she’ll be glad

to sit and chat!

BB’11

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Shell Seekers Watercolor Seashell Motif by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Shell Seekers

original watercolor seascape: 9" x 8"

Sea Treasure Seekers

oh Sophie and I thrill

when our bag is filled

with treasures we find

by Dewey’s tide line

clam, conch, mussel shells

and driftwood as well

but we must confess

we’re kind of obsessed

as we search around

the best thing we’ve found

no contest, hands down,

are bright shiny bits

of sea glass that sit

‘most buried in sand

but oh, aren’t they grand!

BB'11

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Musically Inclined/Petite Suite Watercolor Musical Motif Series by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Musically Inclined/ Petite Suite

original watercolor music motif/Violin: 6" x 9"

Musically Inclined/Petite Suite

original watercolor musical motif/Trombone: 6" x 9"

is a small work

using bold lines

bright clean colors

and some others

still a true way

just to quickly say

though I am petite

I still can keep

a pretty lively up-town beat!

BB’11

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sophie's Stuff Water Media Abstract by Sophie Brown

Sophie's Stuff

original water media abstract: 10" x 8"

R E S T

I bet you don’t know

that 4 letter word

spelled R-E-S-T

is the absolute worst

as a bad word it’s first (!)

according to Sophie

who knows at BB’s

she makes all the rules

‘cause she is no fool

she just has to say

hey BB, let's paint

of course I obey

and we paint all day!

BB’11

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lyrical Landscape Watercolor Landscape with Fields and Barn by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Lyrical Landscape

original watercolor landscape with fields and barn: 14" x 11"

oh my Sophie says

I really love it when

BB takes me en plein air

there are vistas everywhere

lots to paint

a new landscape

and someday I think I’ll try

to sit still and paint the sky

or a bluebird on the wing

but for now I’ll play and swing

and let BB do her thing......

BB’11

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Heart of Lancaster Arts and Craft Show

Heart of lancaster Arts and Craft Show
Sept 3, 4
10 am. to 4 pm.
Look for me at booth # 123

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tideline Treasures Watercolor Seascape/Shells by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Tideline Treasures

original watercolor seascape/shells: 7" x 8"

Sophie and Me

more treasures indeed

for Sophie and me

so we don’t forget

the time that we spent

beachside and yet

we know we will find

the autumn sublime

as cool temps define

this back to school time

and play fills our days

in Lancaster, PA!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tideline Treasures Watercolor Seascape/Shells by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Tideline Treasures

original watercolor seascape/shells: 71/2 " x 8"

My Sophie and I

love the treasures we find

near the ocean’s tideline

in the good ol’ summertime!

‘cause there’s nothing more sublime

and nothing quite so fine

as the sun, sand, and sea

for my Sophie girl and me!

BB'11

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pepperazzi Watercolor Still Life w/Peppers by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Pepper-azzi

original watercolor still life/peppers: 14" x 11

and this is the question

can I toss intention

and renounce all strife

at this stage of life?

could I, if you please

watch daytime TV

munch croissants with cheese

sip Long Isle Iced Teas

would I, do you see

be happy with ease??

seems I have this need

to paint what I see

the pepper-azzi, it seems

have indeed surrounded me!

BB'11

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Com-posers Series Watercolor Floral/Sunflowers by Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Com-posers

original watercolor floral/sunflowers: 17" x 15"

Sunflower Girl Friends

I’m glad for late bloomers

as this season ends

each year it comes sooner

with the message it sends

to all of my battered

sunflower girl friends...

the dry trembling leaves

are scattered around

as sunflower sheaves

so brittle and brown

soon to be dust

covering the ground...

cool winds are approaching

pushing summer aside

with autumn encroaching

I nod and I sigh

there’s no time to fuss

it’s just nature’s way

a fact that I must

embrace every day...

BB

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sunflower Alley Series Watercolor Landscape/Sunflower Field by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Bertie Brown - Art is Instrumental

Sunflower Alley

original watercolor landscape/sunflower field: 14" x 12"

Good Vibrations

I love the way

on a late August day

the sun reaches down

to gather around

my sunflower girls

with their golden yellow curls

and their skirts made of leaves

swaying in the breeze...

The birds of the air

and the insects working there

create a vibration

a vibrato celebration

as they all harmonize

their praise to the skies...

I’m thankful just to be

by this shimmering sea

and grateful to hear

this music of the spheres

BB

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