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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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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Old MacDonald's Plein Air Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Old MacDonald's
original watercolor plein air landscape: 8" x 11"

Sophie and I 
Are painting plein air 
Under bright sunny skies
On a day so fair
 We apply the sunscreen
Then get right to work
As we quench our paper’s thirst
With lots of water, that’s our technic
‘Cause happy accidents are what we seek!
Bleeding colors, water marks
Lights contrasting with darkest darks...
Working quickly, we’re in a hurry
(We try not to worry
Will this be a keeper
Or one we will bury?)
Well, Sophie girl
What do you think
She nodded and smiled

And gave me a wink!  
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