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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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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


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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!


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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...


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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.....


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