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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, March 29, 2015

When Life Hands You Lemons Still Life Watercolors by Bertie Brown

When Life Hands You Lemons
original still life watercolor w/lemons, tea pot, bowl: 11" x 14"
curiouser and curiouser
it seems to me
this spring is the bomb
at flirting you see
‘cause just when you feel
a warm gentle breeze
a sun so friendly
you’re relaxin’ indeed
a cold front blows in
equipped with more snow
it spreads itself out
and i want to shout
oh yes there’s the rub
when springtime has come
those idyllic days

are quickly undone….
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Coronation Station Musical Still Life Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Coronation Station
original musical motif still life w/trumpet, violin, piano: 11" x 14"

would a trumpet 
be a strumpet
if she played a loose lipped jig
while her brother
played another
more pretentious tight hipped gig
would a trumpet
eat a crumpet 
while she played a high brow dig
could a strumpet 
be a pundit
if she shed her platinum wig?
would a trumpet
be a strumpet 
if she wore one high heeled shoe
could a crumpet
 clog a trumpet 

if it got stuck in her tube?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Trumped by the Sax Still Life Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Trumped by the Sax
original watercolor still life w/trumpet, sax:21" x 14"

a musician displays 
exhibitionist ways
but it’s all okay
‘cause music filled days
and nights do remain
quite high on our list
of things we like best
so please don’t insist

we cease and desist!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Some LNP Press is the Best! Watercolors by Bertie Brown

The Entertainment Section of the LNP, March 5

now I got some press 
today by the way
and press is the best
on a COLD snowy day
and since it is March
this snow maybe may
take its cue and embark
on a trip far away
and PLEASE take these temps
so frizzin’ low down
do make them exempt 
from this PA town
‘cause we’re all just done
with winter wonderlands
we yearn for warm sun
and beaches….and sand

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Trumped by Sax Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Trumped by Sax
original watercolor still life w/trumpet/sax: 11" x 14"

this winter’s so long
it’s long in the tooth
let’s give it a shove
let’s give it the boot!
my heating bill’s HUGE
yet my house is cold
I’m grumpy like Scrooge
with a frozen billfold…
there’s snow on my roof
and ice in my veins
my fingers, I’ve proof
are going insane!
they’re sending their prints
to sunnier climes
I think I’ll insist
I join them in this
we’ll drive ‘till we find
a welcoming spot
long on sunshine

with no winter bite!
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