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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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Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Blue Plate Special Stll Life Watercolors by Bertie Brown

The Blue Plate Special
original still life watercolor w/pitchers, plate, bottles: 11" x 12"

more treasures I find
as still I press on
will I get to an end
will it ever be done
dreams lurk in my mind 
every night as I rest
while days are task-filled
on this treasure filled quest
I know that in time
there’ll be a reward
a peace not soon spoken
but one that endures
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Trio-sphere Musical Watercolors by Bertie Brown

original watercolor w/trumpet, horn, trombone: 11" x 14"

original drawing w/eggs, shells, pitcher: 10" x 12"

I hear
is over-rated...
don’t fear
‘cause when there is truth
with a Capital T
there’s no flattery
it’s not what i need
those doubts 
they must flee
and statements of worth
cease posing, you see
experience brings hope
please wait patiently
this ‘busy-ness’... rest...
there’s peace here for me
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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Autumnesque-cape Drawing by Bertie Brown

original drawing w/zinnias, shells:10" x 12"

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 Bon-bons in threes
sip Long Isle Iced Teas
would I, do you see,
be happy with ease??
seems I have this need
to work constantly
and drawing, indeed,
is essential to me...
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wrapskins Mailbox Cover Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Wrapskins Mailbox Cover

my artwork + Wrapskin Technology =
Perky Postal Port!

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Poppy Top Still Life Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Poppy Top
original still life watercolor w/donkey, poppy, bottle: 8 1/2" x 11"

there’s more to see
from Studio B
‘cause there’s never enuff
paintings of stuff
a trotting donkey
and perky poppy
I hope they’re in vogue
for upscale art shows!
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Monday, September 2, 2013

Com-posers Sunflower Watercolors by Bertie Brown

original watercolor sunflowers: 11" x 14"
In the Blooming
my bed of sunflowers
prepping for hours
is all set to host
an end of summer toast
boasting nectar so sweet
tasty seeds, what a treat
for our faithful dine-ees
all feasting happily
dragonflies, bumble bees
butterflies, such drama queens
golden finches, 
those much reformed grinches
heady heat waves
shimmer and sway 
hovering o’er
 this late summer day
I wave goodbye 
as they pack up, they try
to smile through their sighs
then southward they fly
the long winter’s night
is approaching too soon
will they come back next June?
I hope so, I do....
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