Behind the Scenes…

1111 Painting by Drew Brophy Sept 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 10 – I’M HALFWAY THERE!

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 the 10th of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled 1111,  11″ x 14″ on Canvas board, medium Uni Poscas Paint Pens.

For the past few years I’ve been seeing number 11:11 constantly.  I’ll just look down at my clock, and it will read 11:11, or I’ll see it in something else.

Some say that 11:11 is a Master number and that seeing it frequently creates synchronicities in your life.  Seeing it reminds me to pay attention and enjoy the simple things in life.

This is a rich man in the painting; he’s free to dream on the beach without a care in the world.  Focus on what is important, what is real, change is coming.

Life is Good,

Drew

This painting sold yesterday (sight unseen) to Jason L. in Canada.

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!

THE KEY IS TO LISTEN Painting number 9 of 20x20 by Drew Brophy sized 11x14 Sept 25 2013FOR THE NEXT 20 DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.  

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)

Today’s Painting is the 9th of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled THE KEY IS TO LISTEN,  11″ x 14″ on Canvas board, medium Uni Poscas Paint Pens.

This is about the idea of being connected to the world and the Universe and all things in it.  By listening, I don’t mean with your ears or seeing with your eyes.   I mean being connected in a way that the human race has forgotten.

I feel that everything is alive, full of energy and in some ways if we could just learn to tap into it, we would be able to understand much more.   And with that understanding comes clarity about what’s really important in life.

Too many people are so pre-occupied with things in the fake world that they detach from the natural world.

As an artist and a surfer, I want to tap into the energy of the natural world.  I’ve learned to listen and notice the subtleties and I’m getting better at it.  The more I tap out of the fake world, the more in tuned to the natural world I become.

Life is Good,  Drew

This painting sold to Pam G. in South Carolina, who celebrated her birthday today by adding this to her art collection!

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!

Fall Camp Out at Uppers 20x20 PAINTING 12 x 16 canvas board by Drew Brophy Sept 2013FOR THE NEXT 20 DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.  

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)

Today’s Painting is the 8th of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled FALL CAMP OUT AT UPPERS,  12″ x 16″ on Canvas board, medium Uni Poscas Paint Pens.

I saw a photo of a giant bonfire on the beach.  It reminded me of the kind that you have as a kid, and you just throw every log you can find on it.

It was cool this morning, the first day of fall.   This time of year I love to spend the late afternoons surfing until the sun goes down. Sometimes we build fires to keep warm after being in the ocean.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could camp out at Upper Trestles and surf the first Northwest swells into the night?  With nothing but a huge bonfire to light the way…

The dream surfer in the painting represents all the great waves that have been ridden at Uppers.  He’s like a ghost-surfer in the sky.

I hope you like it.  Life is good,

Drew

This painting sold to art collector Kat from San Clemente.

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!

 

The Halibut Hole by Drew Brophy 9x12 painted during 20x20 challenge sept 23 2013FOR THE NEXT 20 DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.  

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)

Today’s Painting is the 7th of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled THE HALIBUT HOLE,  9″ x 12″ on Canvas board, medium Paint Pens.

I’m having a lot of fun painting these every day.  Painting on a small canvas is helping me to create a simpler style.  Thanks to everyone who has been watching this process unfold.

I like the energy in this one!

The inspiration behind The Halibut Hole:

There’s a secret spot in San Clemente called The Halibut Hole.  Standup paddleboarders have been paddling out there and catching giant halibut.

The water was super clear today, it’s almost unfair, because you can see the halibut laying on the bottom, they’re so big.

Life is good in San Clemente!

Drew

This painting sold before it was finished, to N.P. in Orange County.

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 ONE OF THE #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!

 

Night Scene with Comet Ison painting by Drew Brophy 6x8 paint pen on canvas board Sept 2013 20x20challengeFOR THE NEXT 20 DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.  

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)

Today’s Painting is the 6th of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled NIGHT SCENE WITH COMET ISON,  6″ x 8″ on Canvas board, medium Paint Pens.

Every morning, during this #20×20 Series process, I begin the day thinking about what I’m going to paint, and what size canvas or board to paint on.   This one is the smallest size of the series so far.

I’m always surprised when people don’t know about Comet Ison.  It came from deep space  and it’s visiting our solar system for a brief period of time.

I’ve been watching it for the past year, as it passes all the planets.  Right now it’s traveling past Mars and is about to pass below earth, then towards the sun, where it will begin to be super-heated and emit a huge cloud of debris, which will be lit up by the sun, in late November.

Nobody knows for sure how bright Comet Ison will be, but some say that it will be the brightest thing anyone has ever seen in the sky, brighter than the full moon.

Imagine sitting on the beach with a bonfire, watching the brightest thing that man has ever seen in the sky!  These are the things that inspired the very thought of God…

Scientists say it’s clouds of dust may glow in a brilliant blue as we pass through the tail of it in late December.  What a show this might be!  I’ll be watching – will you?

Life is Good,

Drew

 

NIGHT SCENE WITH COMET ISON is for sale! SOLD!  Sold to Alex P. in Richmond, Virginia.  6″ x 8″ Paint Pen on Canvas board.  The first person to email info@drewbrophy.com gets it.

It won’t last long – these paintings sell quick.

If you miss 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 ONE OF THE #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!