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21 of 50 RETURN OF THE BLUE KACHINA A by Drew Brophy Nov 15 2015 21 of 50 RETURN OF THE BLUE KACHINA B by Drew Brophy Nov 15 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.  

“When the Blue Star Kachina makes its appearance in the heavens, the Fifth World will emerge.”  Hopi Prophecy

These paintings are #21a and #21B of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

There were two people who tried to buy this painting at the same time.  The way this series works is this:  I sell the painting to the first who asks.  Often there are many who want the painting of the day.  But today, the 2nd person tried to buy it only 2 seconds after the first, and she had attempted to buy the last three paintings.  I couldn’t say no again.

So I decided to paint a 2nd painting today, just for her. It’s a mirror image of the first.  There’s no waves today so I have the time. And it turned out to be really cool.

TITLE:  RETURN OF THE BLUE STAR KACHINA

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

This painting was inspired by the Hopi legend of the return of the blue star kachina.

Last summer we took a road trip through the Four Corners Region (Lake Powell, Mesa Verde, Valley of the God, etc.)  A few years ago I standup paddled the entire length of 225 miles through the Grand Canyon.  I  fell in love with the history and landscape of this area.

This region is home to the Hopi and Navajo Nations.  I saw many of their petroglyphs and ruins and I’m  fascinated with their ancient art and legends.  Do a search of “Return of the Blue Star Kachina” and read about the prophesy.

*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!

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.”

 

OCEAN BEACH day 20 of 50 days by Drew Brophy Nov 14 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 #20 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  OCEAN BEACH

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

Today the waves were firing at Ocean Beach, San Francisco.  I wish I was there right now!

I love surfing OB with my friends, the SUP is perfect for navigating the huge line up.

This painting is inspired by a photograph I took two years ago while surfing OB with my friends.

Ocean Beach with Friends 2013

Ocean Beach with Friends 2013

*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 Scott Mohr of NJ.  Stoked, thanks Scott.

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.”

 

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.”