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FURLOUGH DAY by Drew Brophy 16 x 20 Canvas Board 20x20 Series Painting Oct 1 2013 sFOR 20 CONSECUTIVE DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.    TODAY IS DAY 15!

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.

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Today’s Painting is #15 of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled WHAT TO DO ON FURLOUGH DAY, 16″ x 20″ on Canvas Board, medium Uni Poscas Paint Pens.

I was so stoked about this weekend because we had made plans to camp at Joshua Tree National Park.  We’ve been planning this trip for months with friends Kat and Justin.

It never occurred to me that a government shutdown would affect me.  Until today, when I found out that all National Parks are CLOSED due to the shutdown!  This is trivial compared to some of the real problems that other people are dealing with in light of this shutdown.

But, I’ve come to realize that we are like two different societies; us and them.  The politicians are so disconnected from the public that they only argue for their own agendas and have no idea what this nation needs.  I vote that we get rid of all of them and start with real leaders!

Over the next few days (or weeks), I suspect that the beach will be more crowded now that government workers are furloughed!

Life is Good, Drew

This painting sold to Michele from San Clemente, who was enjoying her day off from work today thanks to the Government Shutdown!  (This painting theme was her idea, by the way.)

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.

*I’m accepting 20 commissions to follow on the heels of this 20×20 series, at excellent prices!  Email info@drewbrophy.com for the commissioned 20×20 pricing.

WHEN EMAILING to BUY ANY OF MY ART, or to Commission me to paint one special, just for you:  email info @ drew brophy dot com with your  phone# and shipping address.

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH aka Super Fit Woman Standup Paddleing Painting by Drew Brophy 20x20 Series Collection Sept 2013 sFOR 20 CONSECUTIVE DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.    TODAY IS DAY 14!

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 #20Pieces20Days)

Today’s Painting is #14 of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH,  (aka SUPER FIT WOMAN) 16″ x 20″ on Canvas Board, medium Uni Poscas Paint Pens.

This painting was inspired by seeing all the super fit women at the Battle of the Paddle this past weekend.

Paddleboarding just does something to a woman’s physique, toning all of her muscles and making her strong.

It’s great to see more women out on the water enjoying nature and living an active, healthy lifestyle.  The women who are into paddleboarding seem to be strong, confident and adventurous.  It’s very attractive.

This painting is dedicated to all those women who refuse to give up their youth and choose to enjoy life to the fullest.  I think that’s why we are all here.

Life is Good,

Drew

This painting is available for purchase!  It’s $495.00.  To buy it, please email info@drewbrophy.com. 

If 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.

*I’m accepting 20 commissions to follow on the heels of this 20×20 series, at excellent prices!  Email info@drewbrophy.com for the commissioned 20×20 pricing.

WHEN EMAILING to BUY ANY OF MY ART, or to Commission me to paint one special, just for you:  email info @ drew brophy dot com with your  phone# and shipping address.

TINY TUBE Painting by Drew Brophy 6 x 9 Canvas Board 20x20 Collection Sept 29 2013FOR THE NEXT 20 DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.    TODAY IS DAY 13!

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 #20Pieces20Days)

Today’s Painting is #13 of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled TINY TUBE,  6″ x 9″ on Canvas Board, medium Uni Poscas Paint Pens.

I started this painting late in the day today, just after painting two Riviera Paddle Surf Paddles and then delivering them to Riviera at the Battle of the Paddle event.  After that, I managed to sneak in a surf, then had to start this painting before heading out for my friend Heather and Josh’s wedding.

Besides the challenge to paint 20 pieces in 20 days, my other goal is to surf every single day.  It’s amazing how much better my life is when I make the time to go surf every day.

Everyone needs a ‘tiny tube’!

Life is Good,

Drew

This painting sold to JR G from Carlsbad.  Thanks, J.R.!

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.

*I’m accepting 20 commissions to follow on the heels of this 20×20 series, at excellent prices!  Email info@drewbrophy.com for the commissioned 20×20 pricing.

WHEN EMAILING to BUY ANY OF MY ART, or to Commission me to paint one special, just for you:  email info @ drew brophy dot com with your  phone# and shipping address.

Battle of the Paddle Painting by Drew Brophy 16 x 20 Sept 2013 20x20 SeriesFOR THE NEXT 20 DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.    TODAY IS DAY 12!

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 #20Pieces20Days)

Today’s Painting is #12 of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled THE BATTLE OF THE PADDLE,  16″ x 2o” on Canvas Board, medium Uni Poscas Paint Pens.

The “Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle” is the biggest standup paddle race in the world, held at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point.  The event brings together so many great athletes and people who are stoked on the sport.

The first one was held in 2008, and I was commissioned by Rainbow Sandals to create the artwork for the poster, t-shirts and signage.

In 2009 Rainbow Sandals hired me to paint a Mural, live, onsite during the event.

I decided to paint this at the Battle of the Paddle event, right on the beach.

I can remember many years ago when I was first introduced to Standup paddleboarding, when Laird Hamilton brought it from Hawaii, I had visions of ancient Hawaiian warriors marauding each other’s islands.

Painting at the Battle of the Paddle Sept 2013 Drew Brophy in Dana Point

Painting onsite at Battle of the Paddle, for Inspiration

Their paddles doubled as weapons and after spending time surfing and exploring in Hawaii and Tahiti, I have come to understand the violent nature of these warriors and how they liked to hack the heads off of their adversaries.  It brings a whole new meaning to the “battle of the paddle”!   It makes me think that this event is way too civilized.

This painting is gnarly.  I think I’m going to make a t-shirt with the art!

Hope you like it,

Drew

 

This painting sold to Cathy P. in Ohio.  She’s been following my #20×20 Series from the beginning.  Thanks, Cathy, for your encouragement and support!

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 ART, or to Commission me to paint one special, just for you:  email info @ drew brophy dot com with your  phone# and shipping address.

 

 

 

FEELING HAPPY Painting by Drew Brophy 18 x 24 Sept 2013 xFOR THE NEXT 20 DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.    TODAY IS DAY 11!

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 #20Pieces20Days)

Today’s Painting is the 11th of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled FEELING HAPPY,  18″ x 24″ on Canvas, medium Uni Poscas Paint Pens.

This morning when I walked into my studio,  I turned on some music, and I was feeling happy.  I wasn’t sure yet what I was going to paint for the day.  Then I noticed among the mess in my painting room, a sketch on a canvas that I had started years ago.  I have a lot of those sketches laying around.

It was just a rough sketch in pencil, and everything in it was smiling; the sun, the mountains, the water, everything.  Since I was feeling so happy, I felt that these happy guys deserved to be brought to life today.

Hope they make you happy, too!

Life is Good,

Drew

This painting sold to Bob H. in Virgina, who said that he really needed something to make him smile today!

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!