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MUSHROOM 7 of 50 Paintings in 50 Days by Drew Brophy Nov 1 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 #7 of 50 in the #50Paintings series:

Titled MUSHROOMS– 8″x 10″ paint pen on Fredrix Pro Series Archival Canvas Board.

Mushrooms have always fascinated me.  How they pop up out of the grass in the early morning as a little group of friends.  But what’s more amazing is what we can’t see, under the ground; a huge collective of fungi, all connected as one, under the earth.

 

But what’s more interesting about this paint study is what happened after it was bought.

Tyler Watkins, a long-time friend and collector of my art, saw the first preview picture, while it was still just a rough sketch with little color on it.  He bought it, not knowing how it would end up looking.  After seeing a picture of it nearly finished, he sent this text:

 

Tyler's childhood mushroom and frog!

Tyler’s childhood mushroom and frog!

I didn’t know about the frog in the painting.  I love it.  I grew up with a bedroom set that I still use in my home that had a mushroom and frog on it.  It’s always been my favorite.  

Drew wouldn’t have known this but it’s so cool that the painting is turning out to nearly match the dresser set.  It was meant to be…talk about faith in the process, wow!

 

That’s so cool.  And it makes me so happy when friends are stoked on this series.  Thanks Tyler.  Hope you love 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

Happy Halloween Pumpkin by Drew Brophy 50 Paintings day 6 Oct 31 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.   I’m painting whatever comes to me each morning. 

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

This painting is #6 of 50 in the #50Paintings series:

Titled HAPPY HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN– 11″x 14″ paint pen on canvas board.

 

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Matt Reeves of PA.  He’s a collector of my art and I’m stoked that he was excited to add this to his 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

Full Moon Tubes by Drew BrophyFOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.   I’m painting whatever comes to me each morning. 

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

This painting is #4 of 50 in the #50Paintings series:

Titled FULL MOON TUBES– 11″x 14″ paint pen on canvas board.

Have you ever surfed during a full moon?  It is amazing, everything turns to shades of blue grey.

I use to live ocean front at Pipeline and I surfed during a full moon many times, It is so cool how your eyes adjust, then your hearing and feelings are heightened.  Surfing tubes under the moonlight is awesome.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Jason Long of Half Moon Bay, CA.  It’s his first ever original piece of my art.

 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

THE FLAME (c) Drew Brophy Day 3 of #50Paintings Paint Study Series October 28 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me. 

I’m painting whatever comes to me each morning. 

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

 

This painting is #3 of 50 in the #50Paintings series:

Titled THE FLAME– 11″x 14″ paint pen on canvas board.

 

I have always been fascinated with fire; I love its warm glow in the night.

Imagine how different it was before electricity, or in the dark ages when the night was feared.

I love the darkness of the night, I believe we need it and we should embrace it.

We have many candles in our house and we often sit by the glow of a fire in our backyard.

It has a certain energy, primal, and soothing.  It’s like the moths who travel far, mesmerized by the light in the darkness, they are drawn to it even if it burns their wings.

What do you enjoy about the glow of fire?  How does it make you feel?  Share in the comments.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to David G. of Alexandria, VA.  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

Transformation by Drew Brophy 50Paintings Oct 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me. 

I’m painting whatever comes to me each morning when I wake up. 

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

 

This painting is #2 of 50 in the #50Paintings series, titled TRANSFORMATION – 11″x 14″ paint pen on canvas board.

This painting began in my backyard this morning.

 I have always been fascinated by butterflies, they are so fragile and light.

A few years ago we planted a butterfly garden in our back yard.   Now the butterflies are abundant in my garden.

I watch them lay eggs, the caterpillars grow getting fatter day by day, and then they sneak off to the big sleep in their chrysalis.  There they transform into something entirely different.  Amazing!

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD! To Chris and Brandy Gese in Spokane, WA.

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

I hope you enjoy this series.  Thanks for reading!

Life is Good – Drew