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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, June 30, 2013

Garden Girl Landscape Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Garden Girl
original watercolor landscape w/garden girl, cat: 8" x 11"

Coming of Age.....
so it seems that’s a YES
without op’ning a door
we’re passing right through
to an age we abhor
.....it’s TOO SOON!
we’d ignore it, we should
but the details are there
and the signs that we would
quite deny..it’s NOT FAIR!
we’ve found some fine perks
and events we now greet
that graciously work
turning bitter to sweet....
we’ve got GRANDIES to meet!
it’s truly a joy
our life’s second wind
when our girls and our boys
leave, new lives to begin
then finally..BEHOLD!
our grandies arrive
our hearts all but sold
on these new little lives
we’re coming of age
but we don’t feel old
‘cause there’s life once again
our legacy to hold
we spoil them all day
and the thing that’s inspired
they go home, by the way,
when we’re pooped out and tired
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Petite Suites Watercolors by Bertie Brown

                                                                Musical Blues
original musical motif watercolor w/symphony

original watercolor sunflower

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
it’s what we call ‘norm’!
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Friday, June 14, 2013

Gardening Girl Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Garden Girl
original watercolor w/garden, girl:8" x 8"
I keep pressing on
‘cause that’s what I do
to see what comes next
with a painting or two
so now summer’s here
and what’s gonna bloom?
well, stand up and cheer
our sunflowers, real soon!
though weeding’s a trial
a pain in the neck!
our garden girl’s style
deftly keeps them in check!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Petite Suites Musical Motif, Floral, Landscape Watercolors by Bertie Brown

original warercolor musical motif w/cat, piano: 8" x 11"
Poppy Polka
original watercolor floral: 8" x 11"
 Lyrical Landscape
original watercolor: 6" x 4"

Sure Foundations
original musical motif watercolor/horn, violin: 8" x 11"
just keep tryin’, you say
so that’s what I do
not cease and desist
that’s never the way...
to break through the fray
you gotta hang tough
and paint every day
talent’s never enough..
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Petite Suites Land and Seascape Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Petite Suite/Landscape
original watercolor landscape: 6" x 8"

Petite Suite/Motif#1
original seascape watercolor/Rockport, MA: 6"x8"
more small works
with minimal quirks
and colors that sing
hey... that’s no small thing!
these petite suites today
have plenty to say
if you like what you see
you can buy two or three!
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