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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, January 20, 2016

Grace by Design Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Grace by Design
original watercolor still life w/bust, jewelry box, necklace: 17" x 23"

winter has arrived
as a lion full of pride
to no one's surprise

 i plead: pass me by
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Renaissance Girl Still Life Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Renaissance Girl
original drawing: 8" x 10"
What ho! 
the winds they are screamin’
my house it is leanin’
right into the flow
of tonite's frosty blow
my windows are bulgin’
the furnace is pulsin'
this nor’westerly hold
is keepin’ me cold
my goosebumps I declare
have goosebumps I swear
my icicled nose 

is more froze than my toes!
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Monday, January 11, 2016

My Girl Watercolors by Bertie Brown

My Girl
original watercolor w/statu-esque girl and violin: 15" x 18"

remember in school
we learned the rule
that there were cliques
a specialty list
of kids way cool
and though not fools
our own gene pools
just did not rule
we weren’t as blessed
our confidence less
we weren’t sure why 
and could not guess
but this beauty-girl
with pig-tail and curls
just knows she'd be

so popular indeed!
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Girl That I Knew Somewhere Watercolors by Bertie Brown

The Girl That I Knew Somewhere
original watercolor still life w/ sculpture: 11" x 15" 

press on, you say
so that’s what I do
not cease and desist
that’s never okay
to break through the fray
you gotta hang tough
and paint every day

talent’s just not enough
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Girl That I Knew Somewhere Still Life Watercolors by Bertie Brown

 The Girl That I Knew Somewhere
original sketch: 12" x 12"
There's Still Life
watercolor still life w/ pottery, dried flower: 10" x 12"
cheers to beginnings
for 2000-Sixteen (!)
I do hope my paintings
do more than succeed
so here’s to good starts
what e're they may be
as paper and paint
spread out before me
may each have a touch
of magic I trust
as bravely I wield 

my pencils and brush
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