Author: Drew

Fall Camp Out at Uppers 20x20 PAINTING 12 x 16 canvas board by Drew Brophy Sept 2013FOR THE NEXT 20 DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.  

I’m painting from the heart, just having fun with it.  You might love ’em, you might hate ’em, but either way, I hope they invoke a feeling for you.

(If you share my posts, please tag  #20×20 #drewbrophy #SurfArt)

Today’s Painting is the 8th of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled FALL CAMP OUT AT UPPERS,  12″ x 16″ on Canvas board, medium Uni Poscas Paint Pens.

I saw a photo of a giant bonfire on the beach.  It reminded me of the kind that you have as a kid, and you just throw every log you can find on it.

It was cool this morning, the first day of fall.   This time of year I love to spend the late afternoons surfing until the sun goes down. Sometimes we build fires to keep warm after being in the ocean.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could camp out at Upper Trestles and surf the first Northwest swells into the night?  With nothing but a huge bonfire to light the way…

The dream surfer in the painting represents all the great waves that have been ridden at Uppers.  He’s like a ghost-surfer in the sky.

I hope you like it.  Life is good,

Drew

This painting sold to art collector Kat from San Clemente.

If you wanted this one but missed it, and you want to consider the next #20×20 painting, email info @ drew brophy dot com and we will put you on the “#20X20 PAINTING PREVIEW” list, in line for the next one.

WHEN EMAILING to BUY ANY OF MY #20X20 PAINTINGS:  email info @ drew brophy dot com immediately with your  phone#, shipping address preferred payment method (Paypal or credit card).  We will need payment within 4 hours of your email, or the painting goes to the next person in line.  Thanks!

 

The Halibut Hole by Drew Brophy 9x12 painted during 20x20 challenge sept 23 2013FOR THE NEXT 20 DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.  

I’m painting from the heart, just having fun with it.  You might love ’em, you might hate ’em, but either way, I hope they invoke a feeling for you.

(If you share my posts, please tag  #20×20 #drewbrophy #SurfArt)

Today’s Painting is the 7th of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled THE HALIBUT HOLE,  9″ x 12″ on Canvas board, medium Paint Pens.

I’m having a lot of fun painting these every day.  Painting on a small canvas is helping me to create a simpler style.  Thanks to everyone who has been watching this process unfold.

I like the energy in this one!

The inspiration behind The Halibut Hole:

There’s a secret spot in San Clemente called The Halibut Hole.  Standup paddleboarders have been paddling out there and catching giant halibut.

The water was super clear today, it’s almost unfair, because you can see the halibut laying on the bottom, they’re so big.

Life is good in San Clemente!

Drew

This painting sold before it was finished, to N.P. in Orange County.

If you wanted this one but missed it, and you want to consider the next #20×20 painting, email info @ drew brophy dot com and we will put you on the “#20X20 PAINTING PREVIEW” list, in line for the next one.

WHEN EMAILING to BUY ONE OF THE #20X20 PAINTINGS:  email info @ drew brophy dot com immediately with your  phone#, shipping address preferred payment method (Paypal or credit card).  We will need payment within 4 hours of your email, or the painting goes to the next person in line.  Thanks!

 

Night Scene with Comet Ison painting by Drew Brophy 6x8 paint pen on canvas board Sept 2013 20x20challengeFOR THE NEXT 20 DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.  

I’m painting from the heart, just having fun with it.  You might love ’em, you might hate ’em, but either way, I hope they invoke a feeling for you.

(If you share my posts, please tag  #20×20 #drewbrophy #SurfArt)

Today’s Painting is the 6th of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled NIGHT SCENE WITH COMET ISON,  6″ x 8″ on Canvas board, medium Paint Pens.

Every morning, during this #20×20 Series process, I begin the day thinking about what I’m going to paint, and what size canvas or board to paint on.   This one is the smallest size of the series so far.

I’m always surprised when people don’t know about Comet Ison.  It came from deep space  and it’s visiting our solar system for a brief period of time.

I’ve been watching it for the past year, as it passes all the planets.  Right now it’s traveling past Mars and is about to pass below earth, then towards the sun, where it will begin to be super-heated and emit a huge cloud of debris, which will be lit up by the sun, in late November.

Nobody knows for sure how bright Comet Ison will be, but some say that it will be the brightest thing anyone has ever seen in the sky, brighter than the full moon.

Imagine sitting on the beach with a bonfire, watching the brightest thing that man has ever seen in the sky!  These are the things that inspired the very thought of God…

Scientists say it’s clouds of dust may glow in a brilliant blue as we pass through the tail of it in late December.  What a show this might be!  I’ll be watching – will you?

Life is Good,

Drew

 

NIGHT SCENE WITH COMET ISON is for sale! SOLD!  Sold to Alex P. in Richmond, Virginia.  6″ x 8″ Paint Pen on Canvas board.  The first person to email info@drewbrophy.com gets it.

It won’t last long – these paintings sell quick.

If you miss it and you want to consider the next #20×20 painting, email info @ drew brophy dot com and we will put you on the “#20X20 PAINTING PREVIEW” list, in line for the next one.

WHEN EMAILING to BUY ONE OF THE #20X20 PAINTINGS:  email info @ drew brophy dot com immediately with your  phone#, shipping address preferred payment method (Paypal or credit card).  We will need payment within 4 hours of your email, or the painting goes to the next person in line.  Thanks!

 

the pier by drew brophy sept 2013 11x14 paintingFOR THE NEXT 20 DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.  

I’m painting from the heart, just having fun with it.  You might love ’em, you might hate ’em, but either way, I hope they invoke a feeling for you.

(If you share my posts, please tag  #20×20 #drewbrophy #SurfArt)

Today’s Painting is the 5th of 20, titled THE PIER,  11″ x 14″ on Canvas board, medium Uni Posca Paint Pens.

It’s Saturday, and I thought I’d go down to the pier in San Clemente to paint today’s painting.  I sat under the palapa on the beach and painted while friends came by to watch and say hello.

Today reminded me of a fall day.  The weather is changing and it made me think of the North West swells that will soon begin to filter in.  That’s when San Clemente pier really lights up; the right going into the pier turns into a big tube while the current pushes you away.  I can’t wait for those days to start!

Within 5 minutes of posting a photo of this painting in progress on Facebook, we got an email from Maria’s friend Kat.  She bought it before it was even finished.  That’s having faith in the process.

Please, leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this painting.

Life is good,

painting san clemente pier drew brophy artist sept 2013Drew

THE PIER is for sale!  SOLD to Kat in San Clemente!  11″ x 14″ Paint Pen on Canvas board.  The first person to email info@drewbrophy.com gets it.

It won’t last long – these paintings sell quick.

If you miss it and you want to consider the next #20×20 painting, email info @ drew brophy dot com and we will put you on the “PREVIEW” list, in line for the next one.

WHEN EMAILING to BUY ONE OF THE #20X20 PAINTINGS:  email info @ drew brophy dot com immediately with your  phone#, shipping address preferred payment method (Paypal or credit card).  We will need payment within 4 hours of your email, or the painting goes to the next person in line.  Thanks!

 

FEELING FREE TRIPTYCH Drew Brophy Sept 2013 8 x 18

 

FOR THE NEXT 20 DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.  

 

 

I’m painting from the heart, just having fun with it.  You might love ’em, you might hate ’em, but either way, I hope they invoke a feeling for you.

(If you share my posts, please tag  #20×20 #drewbrophy #SurfArt)

Today’s Painting is the 4th of 20, titled FEELING FREE Triptych Three pieces each 8″ x 6″ (total size 8″ x 18″) on Canvas board, medium Uni Posca Paint Pens.

I think this painting would make a great t-shirt design!

On the #20×20 Commitment:  I’m not trying to create masterpieces, I’m just trying to execute a cool painting every day, using different techniques and ideas, or both.

It’s been fun trying new things, for example, with this painting.  I’m playing with color and not adding so much detail.  I’m letting the color create cool effects.  Some of these effects are inspired by artist Bill Ogden, who has a fantastic style.

Yesterdays painting TUNING INTO THE UNIVERSE was my experiment with stretching a strange concept, and executing the idea.  The first two paintings were a direct inspiration from being at the Hurley Pro surfing contest.

Painting in the studio

Painting in the studio

Today, I wanted to do a small painting, but only one 8″ x 6″ canvas board seemed too small, so I decided to grab three of them.  I’ve painted triptychs on surfboards before, but never on small canvas boards.  It’s a challenge for me to paint this small.

At the end of my #20×20, I plan to post all the paintings and ask people to choose their favorites and what they want to see more of.

This is a good experiment for me.  Thanks for being a part of it.

Please, leave me a comment and let me know what you think I should paint next!

Life is good,

Drew

FEELING FREE is for sale!  SOLD to Jim in Florida!  8″ x 18″ Paint Pen on Canvas.  The first person to email info@drewbrophy.com gets it.

It won’t last long – these paintings sell quick.

If you miss it and you want to consider the next #20×20 painting, email info @ drew brophy dot com and we will put you on the “PREVIEW” list, in line for the next one.

WHEN EMAILING to BUY ONE OF THE #20X20 PAINTINGS:  email info @ drew brophy dot com immediately with your  phone#, shipping address preferred payment method (Paypal or credit card).  We will need payment within 4 hours of your email, or the painting goes to the next person in line.  Thanks!