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24 of 50 Paintings Series LITHIUM SALT BATH WITH THE KIDS by Drew Brophy Nov 18 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 #24 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  LITHIUM SALT BATH WITH THE KIDS

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

Lithium calms and brings you joy; the saltwater and sunset is a natural form of lithium.

There’s nothing better than taking a lithium salt bath with the ones you love.

*I’m making 20 signed, limited  and numbered edition prints of each of the paintings in this series – if interested in getting a print of today’s painting, please email info@drewbrophy.com or call 949-678-8133.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Scott in Nevada.  It’s one of many paintings of mine that he owns.

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.”

 

23 of 50 by Drew Brophy SYMBOLS OF GOD 9x12 50 Paintings Series Nov 17 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 #23 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  SYMBOLS OF GOD

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

Every morning, after dropping the kids off to school, I drive past this church. Today, the sun was rising behind it, illuminating it in the most beautiful way. This painting is what I saw.

 

I have always been fascinated by the structure of churches and the symbols which they use. The cross, bell tower or steeple, the alter. Churches have amazing acoustics, the organs sound other-worldly in them and 100 or more people singing is a powerful experience.

 

I believe this is the true meaning to the idea of a church; it is used to raise your vibration.

I am not religious, but I am fascinated with practices of all religions, where the ancient symbols came from and the original ideas which may have been lost or intentionally hidden through time.

*I’m making 20 signed, limited  and numbered edition prints of each of the paintings in this series – if interested in getting a print of today’s painting, please email info@drewbrophy.com or call 949-678-8133.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Brent in Texas.  It’s one of many paintings of mine that he owns.

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.”

 

22 of 50 Paintings by Drew Brophy LOST IN THE UNIVERSE Nov 16 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 #22 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  LOST IN THE UNIVERSE

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

When I was young I felt that I was bright light in a dark world, I could see that out in this world not every glow of light was the same, some were bright, some dim. I could see some lights sucking the energy from the weaker lights. Some extinguishing lights all together as their own goes out in gasp of pain.

I have always tried to share and give my light, often leaving me drained. Most of this time through out my life I have felt lost at sea or confused in this Universe of lights.

In this time I have always felt like I was ready for anything, yet the universe seems indifferent to your triumphs, hardships, and pain, it just stares ominously.

I feel that I see an even brighter light, like a ship in a storm at sea, getting closer. In my heart I feel it does not see me, or it does not realize who we are. It just stares at me as it pulls away. Why did it leave me here? As I look out in the darkness, I search for light, I want to nurture it, help it grow. I want a world full light, so next the ship comes it will see us all.

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

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to TJ in Long Beach, NY.  It’s his first original painting of mine.  Stoked 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.”

 

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.”