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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!

BB


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Friday, July 1, 2022

2 Beez or not 2 Beez Watercolors by Bertie Brown

2 Beez or not 2 Beez

original watercolor w/flowers , bees: 9" x 12"

a bevy of bees

sip nectar, sneak about

balletic butterflies

nibble coyly, wings spread out

we’re down in the ‘hood’
the ambience, good
we all share this space
extolling its’ grace
but finches, those grinches
just don’t play the game
they swoop in a fury
causing many to scurry
the petals they strip
snip nip and rip
the shells from the seeds
they spit at my feet
fine-ly they flee
those snippy birdies
and all of us "B"s
are grateful returnees
it all happens here
this summer fiesta
at BB’s Belly deli
my haven of resta! 

BB'22

 

Monday, June 27, 2022

The Ancient Mariners Watercolors by Bertie Brown

The Ancient Mariners
original watercolor turtles: 8" x 10"

Play Away
it’s really okay
to chill out and play
we all know we should
(that is understood)
but still we forget
and totally get
ourselves in fun debt
we think if we could 
buy us some fun
then surely we would 
feel wonderf’ly good 
BB'22 

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

TeaPot Crop Watercolors by Bertie Brown

TeaPot Crop

original still life w/tea pot and flowers: 8" x 10"


Play Away

it’s really okay

to chill out and play

we all know we should

(that is understood)

but still we forget

and totally get

ourselves in fun debt

we think if we could 

buy us some fun

then surely we would 

feel wonderf’ly good  

BB'22


 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Young Girls are Comin' to the Canyons Cityscape Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Young Girls are Comin' to the Canyons

original watercolor cityscape, NY:: 10" x 14"


Sophie and I

are questioning this

could June ever be

more perfect.... what bliss!

with cool linen days

sun dried, whitened bright 

and navy blue nights

glitter sprinkled, twinkling lights

‘though we do love summer’s song

when those H’s* come on strong

we can find fault in this

‘though we’d never throw a fit...

BB

*Hazy/Hot/Humid*


 

Saturday, June 11, 2022

The RedHead Sunflower Watercolors by Bertie Brown

The RedHead

original watercolor sunflowers: 12" x 16"


Sunny Delights

smiling friendly faces

sporting golden sun bonnets 

reading Emily’s quirky verses

and Edna’s soaring sonnets

standing tall on high heeled shoe

designed by Jimmy Choo

bid the birdies of the air

and the beezers buzzing there

to come enjoy a feast

of delightful sunny treats

BB'22


 

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Careening Com-Posers Sunflower Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Careening Com-Posers

original watercolor sunflowers: 10" x 14"

Summer Bliss

My windows are open

Cool breezes are flowin’

My curtains are flirtin'

With the sill and the sash 

This is the way

A fine summer day

Ought always to be 

For two months or three....

Suites me perfectly

I bet you’d agree!

BB'22


 

Saturday, June 4, 2022

StickyFingers Watercolors by Bertie Brown

StickyFingers 

original watercolor frog: 8" x 10"


Plein Air Posers

Sophie and I 

Are painting plein air 

Under bright sunny skies

On a day so fair

We get 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!

BB'22