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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 19, 2022

The Blues Watercolors by Bertie Brown

The Blues

original watercolor bluebirds: 8" x 10"

at this time of year

when cold is ev'rywhere

two glasses of wine, 

not one, calms my mind

might winter decease,

desist or at least

call it a day

and just go away

I’m tryin’ to stay 

upbeat, by the way,

with Mozart, i’ve got,

Beethoven and Bach



Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Juno's Peeps'nProp Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Juno's Peeps'nProp

original watercolor landscape w/ Juno the beagle: 10" x 14"

Juno's in charge

and that really means

he's been ev’rywhere

well that’s how it seems

it’s nat’ral you know

‘cause curiously

most pets are the same

they’re curious you see

so if there’s a change

some diff’rent design

he's gonna be there

to make sure all's fine



Tuesday, January 11, 2022

DoggoDayz Watercolors by Bertie Brown


original watercolor pet portrait: 6" x 9"

from Studio B

yes, the time has come

to get the lead out

and get these things done

we know that they’re small

 and quirky, that too

plus, they’re priced to sell

you need one, don’t you?? 



Monday, January 10, 2022

The Old Rugged Cross Watercolors by Bertie Brown

The Old Rugged Cross

original watercolor still life w/cello/piano: 9" x 12"

the piano is back

and these are the facts

there’s still lots to do

with a keyboard that’s new

but vintage is in

what a glorious thing

and bowing the strings

neath a cross fairly sings

of the hope old hymns bring

of our Savior and King



Sunday, January 9, 2022

Anita's Palette Watercolors by Bertie Brown

Anita's Palette

original watercolor still life: 10" x 15"

so this is the question

can i toss intention

and renounce all strife

at this stage of life?

could i, if you please,

watch daytime tv

munch crackers and brie

sip long isle iced teas

would i, do you see,

be happy with ease??

seems i have this need

and create-tivity

to paint day by day

this life that i lead



Saturday, January 8, 2022

Woodwinded Watercolors by Bertie Brown


print: 10" x 14"


cheers to beginnings

for 2000-22

I do hope my paintings

are pleasing to you

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!



Tuesday, December 28, 2021

MartinMylin Homestead Watercolors by Bertie Brown

MartinMylin Homestead

original watercolor home portrait:10" x 14"


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