50 Fascinations

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.”

ICBM painting 14 of 50 by Drew Brophy Nov 8 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 #14 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  ICBM – INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE

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

Last night we saw the craziest thing in the night sky.  It was a huge area lit up bright white and blue with a green tail – at first we thought it was a comet, but it was moving too slow.  Then I found out it was an ICBM, aka an INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE.  It was launched from a submarine right off shore in Southern California.  (Here’s a video a local took of it at the beach here in town)

An ICBM is a missile that can be sent to other continents, across the world.  Last night was a test.  The military even diverted commercial air flights to run these tests.  Gotta wonder, WHY? It’s kinda scary, seeing this from my front yard.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Eric Hildwein, another artist from Florida, who I’ve known for a long time.  He bought this as his son Dylan’s first ever original painting – which is cool, because his son isn’t born yet.  He’ll be here in April 2016!

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.”

Marooned 13 of 50 Paintings by Drew Brophy Nov 7 2015 Beach Hut Surf ArtFOR 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 #13 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  MAROONED

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

I am fascinated with idea of being marooned on an island.

I would get busy building, fishing and surviving.

I would shape a surfboard or paddle board for sure.

The only question would be whether or not I would want to be saved.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Jonny Moore, a San Clemente local.  Glad I’ll get to meet him in person when he comes to pick it up at my studio.  This one was meaningful for Jonny, as the lucky number #13 is reminiscent of his late, great beloved brother.

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.”

SURF BLIMP by Drew Brophy 12 of 50 Paintings Nov 6 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 #12 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  SURF BLIMP

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

A surf blimp would be the perfect way for a surfer to travel – you could access any wave in the world.  Just hover above and drop in.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to a secret collector.  Can’t name her right now!  But she is a two-time collector of my original art; stoked!

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.”

8 of 50 Paintings in 50 days by Drew Brophy STORMS COMING Nov 2 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 #8 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  STORMS COMING

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

Yesterday in San Clemente, CA, it was 80 degrees and beautiful.  The ocean was a warm 70 degrees and the waves were glassy.

Overnight, that changed.  Today was chilly, the wind was swirling and dark clouds have crept in.  Amazing how the weather changes, it has always fascinated me to see mother nature come to life. A storm is coming.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Robin A of Eugene, OR.  It’s her first ever original painting.  I’m glad to have been the start of her art collection!

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.”