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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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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Indian Summer II Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Indian Summer 11
watercolor landscape: 9" x 9"

if only we woulda
(we certainly shoulda)
this time of life coulda

 been so much more gooda
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Friday, November 13, 2015

Beaded Purse By Bertie Brown

BB Beaded Purse

a guest stint in music
did last but some time
i’ve got no regrets
no malice you’ll find
then creatively
art hap’ly found me
that work, challenging
i faced eagerly
but not only that
the best privilege yet
of grandie sitting
put me to the test
through all this and more
as listed before
the years and the tears
the struggles and fears
i did persevere
as onward i pressed
and did not forget
i was but a guest


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Indian Summer Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Indian Summer
original watercolor landscape: 9" x 12"

what ho!
i’m gonna say this
gettin’ older is so
not tops on my list
seems there are some peeps
pollyannas and such   
who’ll tell you how sweet
it is, that’s a bunch    
of crap, oh ‘tis true
there are a few perks
please don’t misconstrue 
we work out, not work
and nap after noon
but projects, we seek
(we don’t need a ton)
‘cause we gotta get
our satisfaction
the losses that come
are harsh, that’s a fact
‘though denied by some,
i’ve got much less tact
so try if you can
to put off old age
‘cause footloose it seems

ain’t quite fancy free
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