Author: Drew

San Clemente SUNRISE 19 of 50 Paintings Nov 13 2015 by Drew BrophyFOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.  

You might love ’em, you might hate ’em, but either way, I hope they invoke a feeling for you.

This painting is #19 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  SAN CLEMENTE SUNRISE

SIZE:  11″x 14″ paint pen on Fredrix Pro Series Archival Canvas Board.

This morning I went to the San Clemente pier to begin today’s paint study.  The sunrise was so inspiring, I had to paint it.

Every day I check the waves at the pier, and this is my view.  Off in the distance is Cotton’s Point, where President Nixon used to live in the Western Whitehouse.

Midway is the famed T-Street surf break.  There are lots of nooks and crannies in between.  I’m standing on the pier, looking at the silhouettes of palm trees.

I feel so fortunate to live here.  Life is Good.

*I’m making 20 signed, limited  and numbered edition prints of this one – if interested in getting one, email info@drewbrophy.com or call 949-678-8133.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Joe Cunningham, who is from my hometown of Myrtle Beach, SC.

One of my goals with this series is to make original art affordable for those who want it.   If interested in adding tomorrow’s to your collection, please email info@drewbrophy.com or text or call 949-678-8133 asap!

I hope you enjoy this series.  Thanks for reading!

Life is Good –

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
“It’s my job to make things look cool.”

SUP SURFING TIKI 18 of 50 Paintings by Drew Brophy Nov 12 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.  

You might love ’em, you might hate ’em, but either way, I hope they invoke a feeling for you.

This painting is #18 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  SUP SURFING TIKI

SIZE:  8″x 10″ paint pen on Fredrix Pro Series Archival Canvas Board.

A friend asked me about backside tube-riding on a sup.

I described how I put the paddle across my body and drag it in the face of the wave, slowing down to shoot the tube.

That’s what this tiki’s doing.

Tube riding on a standup paddleboard is awesome.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to a guy named Mike from NY.   Take good care of my Tiki, Mike.

One of my goals with this series is to make original art affordable for those who want it.   If interested in adding tomorrow’s to your collection, please email info@drewbrophy.com or text or call 949-678-8133 asap!

I hope you enjoy this series.  Thanks for reading!

Life is Good –

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
“It’s my job to make things look cool.”

POCHE FLAG 17 of 50 Paintings in 50 Days by Drew Brophy Nov 11 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.  

You might love ’em, you might hate ’em, but either way, I hope they invoke a feeling for you.

This painting is #17 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  POCHE FLAG

SIZE:  11″x 14″ paint pen on Fredrix Pro Series Archival Canvas Board.

In Capo Beach, right outside of San Clemente, CA, there’s an area called Poche Beach.

One day, many years ago, a big storm washed the remnant of a giant tree up on the shore at Poche.  Someone saw that big piece of driftwood and placed a flagpole in it, and then erected an American flag.

The Poche Flag has been through many storms and winds.  It still stands there today, as a tribute to our country and our veterans.  You could say it’s become a local icon.

With this winter’s El Nino storms coming, the Poche flag is going to be in for it’s biggest fight yet.

I decided to paint this iconic flag in celebration of Veterans Day today.

What I like the best about the Poche flag is that it happened organically. It wasn’t sanctioned by any government or organization; it was a combination of nature and man, coming together to display a love for our country and our community, on a beautiful beach.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to San Clemente local Steve Kuhn. He’s a huge fan of the Poche beach flag.  Glad he got it.

One of my goals with this series is to make original art affordable for those who want it.   If interested in adding tomorrow’s to your collection, please email info@drewbrophy.com or text or call 949-678-8133 asap!

I hope you enjoy this series.  Thanks for reading!

Life is Good –

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
“It’s my job to make things look cool.”

OUROBOROS day 16 of 50 Paintings Drew Brophy Nov 10 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.  

You might love ’em, you might hate ’em, but either way, I hope they invoke a feeling for you.

This painting is #16 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  OUROBOROS

SIZE:  11″x 14″ paint pen on Fredrix Pro Series Archival Canvas Board.

The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail.

The Ouroboros often symbolizes self-reflectivity or a cycle, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself.

 

It’s the same thing as yin and yang.  At it’s essence, it’s positive and negative ions, which is operating the entire universe.  It’s good and bad, light and dark, it’s everything.

 

I was inspired to paint this symbol after watching the documentary THUNDERBOLTS OF THE GODS last night.  It ties into my studies of the Theory of the Electric Universe.  To understand more about this, watch the documentary.  It’ll melt your mind and maybe create a little enlightenment, too.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Kyle Kniffin, a longtime collector of mine who lives in Sedona, Arizona.  Thanks, Kyle, stoked to send this one to you!

One of my goals with this series is to make original art affordable for those who want it.   If interested in adding tomorrow’s to your collection, please email info@drewbrophy.com or text or call 949-678-8133 asap!

I hope you enjoy this series.  Thanks for reading!

Life is Good –

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
“It’s my job to make things look cool.”

15 of 50 Paintings NAZARE by Drew Brophy Nov 9 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.  

You might love ’em, you might hate ’em, but either way, I hope they invoke a feeling for you.

This painting is #15 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  NAZARE

SIZE:  9″x 12″ paint pen on Fredrix Pro Series Archival Canvas Board.

Rarely do I ever paint from a photo, but today’s painting was inspired by a shot of Garrett McNamara surfing a huge wave at Nazare.  I’m fascinated by the immensity of this wave.

In my painting, it looks like I exaggerated the size of the wave, but I didn’t.

Nazare is a big wave surf spot in Portugal.  Last week Garrett slayed that wave; it may well be one of the biggest waves ever ridden.

Garrett McNamara surfing Nazare. Photo by Bruno Aleixo

Garrett McNamara surfing Nazare. Photo by Bruno Aleixo

I’ve surfed with Garrett over the years.  We are about the same age, and he inspires me to know that like him, I can still push the limits of riding big waves, too.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Michael Gates of NJ.  It’s his first original of my art.  Thanks Michael!

One of my goals with this series is to make original art affordable for those who want it.   If interested in adding tomorrow’s to your collection, please email info@drewbrophy.com or text or call 949-678-8133 asap!

I hope you enjoy this series.  Thanks for reading!

Life is Good –

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
“It’s my job to make things look cool.”