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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, April 11, 2024

Gypsie Rosalie Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Gypsie Rosalie

original watercolor: 10" x 14"

you cannot be chicken

if you do some paintin’

unless you are thinkin’

you’d like a good lickin’

‘cause just when that paint

does wondrous fresh stuff

your brain turns to mush

and you muck it all up



Friday, April 5, 2024

GatorGumbo Watercolors by Bertie Brown


original watercolor gator: 9" x 12"

sometimes I must

simply adjust

my view of the world

and try something new

for a week...maybe two

so dinner's gonna be

gator gumbo if you please



Sunday, March 31, 2024

TurkeyJerky Watercolors by Bertie Brown


original watercolor turkeys: 9" x 12"

you cannot be chicken

or a turkey when paintin’

unless you are thinkin’

you’d like a good lickin’

‘cause just when that paint

does wondrous fresh stuff

your brain turns to mush

and you muck it all up



Monday, March 25, 2024

The Leader of the Pack Watercolors by Bertie Brown

The Leader of the Pack

original watercolor pet pic: 9" x 12"

I think that it’s done

and I had some fun

‘though there a few 

solutions that skewed

my original view

and managed to be

surprising, you see

so now I don’t know

if it’s fit to show

if not,

 you’ve just got

to tell me to Stop!



Friday, March 22, 2024

Baubles'nBell Horn Watercolors by Bertie Brown


original watercolr horn: 17" x 20"

The French Conundrum

The French Horn is happy

Wherever it plays

From Woodwinds and Brass

To  the Strings with such class.

Yes, the instruments agree

That it’s sound does so please.

And most of the time

The horn is quite amiable

But it can get unruly

And downright unplayable! 



Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Posies Watercolors by Bertie Brown


original watercolor daffodils: 10" x 14"


 that’s what

my Sophie thought

the first time she viewed

our tulips in bloom

‘cause there they all stood

as only they could

with petals held high

reaching up to the sky

now Sophie and I

know daffodils try

to brighten our days

with their friendly ways

not haughty, aloof

their faces, the proof

of good will and cheer

‘cause springtime is here 



Tuesday, March 19, 2024

The Buggy'n the Bridge Amish Watercolors by Bertie Brown

The Buggy'n the Bridge

original watercolor landscape and Amish: 8" x 10"

i wonder as i wander

trotting through this country work

does my horse sense 

make much more cents

than EVs 

pushed by those 'greenies'


does that bridge of reddish color

rich in hist'ry

with it's cover

need a facelift

or a raze if

deemed unsafe 

for those EVs