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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 30, 2016

Holiday Arts Market Sat Dec 3, 9 - 3 Lancaster Southern market

Holiday Arts Market 
Lancaster Southern Market
Sat. Dec 3,  9 - 3pm
Bertie Brown Booth #20
see you there!

Home Sweet Home Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Home Sweet Home
original home portrait: 9" x12"

it’s relative-ly
a new work, you see 
with a subject that’s old
a shape big and bold
and some that are new
with int’resting hues
borrowed from yet
a past series set
it’s deja vu

for the home with a view!
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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Glassified Information Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Glassified Information
original watercolor still life w/horn, violin, glass vases: 15" x 17"

Things Strings Sing
do strings
 have wings
‘cause they’re glorious things
do they sing
as they cling
to the bow as it flows
o’re the bridge
if you please
with the greatest of ease
do they screech
as they seek 
that impossibly high C
and then cringe
‘neath the fringe
of the conductor’s stare singed
do they slough
at the thought

of the job they just lost

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Brass and Glass are a Pain in the ___ Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Brass and Glass are a Pain in the ___
original watercolor still life w/glass objects and horn: 19" x 26"

Practice makes better
But perfect?
Not ever...
Especially if horn playing
Is what you can do
You’ll prob’ly improve
But that’s questionable, too
My advice to you

Buy a French Horn Kazoo!
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Popp-erazzi Watercolors by Bertie Brown

original watercolor poppy: 8" x 10"
if only we woulda
(we certainly shoulda)
this time of life coulda

 been so much more gooda
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Bloomin' Plumeria Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Bloomin' Plumaria
original watercolor with plumeria{ 8" x 10"

if the trombone’s in charge
the trumpet won’t play
the horn won’t say
it he’ll go or stay
this is the way 
our world behaves today
compromise is out
dissonance has clout
there could be peace and harmony 
just quit the verbal armory!
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

M & M's House Watercolors by Bertie Brown

M & M's House
original watercolor home portratit:12" x 8"

i forget
do gnus
rhyme with canoes
or mile high heeled shoes
and what is the need
if you could, tell me please
of the extra L'd Llama
for it’s silent, do you see
is it oh so much better
to own one more letter
than the Lama, actual-ly

or the Nu with no G
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