Behind the Scenes…

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Do you ever wonder if what you’re doing is good enough?

A young Artist asked for my advice on how to find her style.
She wanted to know how I developed my own painting style.

My answer to her is one that we can apply to just about anything we do in life.

This is what I told her:

When I was young and trying to make a living as a surf artist and a surfboard painter, I painted a lot.  Every day I produced new work.

I painted what I wanted to paint, even when other people didn’t like it.

I didn’t try to please anyone with my paintings. Many people didn’t get what I was doing.  I thought they were nuts that they didn’t get it.  (And they thought I was nuts.)

In the beginning, I tried to get people excited about the paintings I was doing, but most didn’t respond.

There was an entire world of people who didn’t respect or understand what I was doing.  It wasn’t good enough for galleries or even surf shops at one point.  I was turned down by almost every single surfboard maker in the early years, because they didn’t understand my art.

I was constantly rejected but I didn’t stop doing it.

I felt insecure, but I didn’t let it stop me.  I put my head down and just kept going.  Creating what I was driven to create.

Then one day some people started to like what I was doing.
Eventually, more and more people liked it.

My style became popular, and now decades after all the rejection, people copy it all over the world.

My advice: Do what you want.  Paint, draw, create a lot. Every day.

Paint for yourself and see what develops.

Don’t do what other people do and don’t do what other people tell you to do, not unless you really want to.  Be stubborn.

Don’t do things just because they have always been done that way.  Do things your own way.

Do what draws you in and what keeps your interest the most. Don’t worry about other people’s opinions.

No matter what you do, someone is going to love it, and someone is going to hate it.  Find the people who love it.

Experiment with a lot of things.  Be patient. Let it develop. It may take months or years to find your style and it will constantly evolve and progress.

Just keep creating art.

I hope this helps all those people out there who aren’t sure if what they are doing is good enough.  It is.  Just keep doing it.  

Life is Good – Drew

P.S.  Are you struggling with with going against the grain?  Or doing things your own way?  Please leave a comment on this post, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
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1 Blue Water Cluster 60 x 36 Sacred Geometry Flower of Life Fine Art by Drew Brophy Sacred Geometry Water MoleculesIn my last blog post, I explained the inspiration that led me into painting the EXPLORING SACRED GEOMETRY series.

I want to share the meaning behind each individual painting.  Today I’ll explain the BLUE WATER CLUSTER, sized 60″ x 36″.

This painting has been a work in progress for over five years.

I first painted it as one of my “water paintings” which is a process where I use multiple layers of paint to get an effect of what water looks like when you’re under it, in the ocean.

But then, last year, I learned more and more about water, information that I cannot believe that I never knew.  And I’ll bet most of the people reading this didn’t know, either.

After learning more about water, I decided to pull this painting back out and I added the blue water clusters.

THE MOST FASCINATING THING ABOUT
WATER THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW:

Last year, I was commissioned to create an illustration for Greenfield Naturals.  They make products that re-structures water and gets greater yields in agriculture and health.

To prepare for the commission, I had to understand the science of water.  I spent weeks studying water and how it is structured.  I never knew there was so much to know about water.

The most fascinating thing I learned is that water contains memory

In its natural cycle, water picks up information which it records in clusters of molecules.  It picks this up through the sun’s light and through its journey down rivers, passing over minerals.

The electro-magnetic frequency which everything is emitting is the mechanism in which the energy is transferred.

Scientists are now discovering a fourth phase of water which they refer to as ‘EZ water.’  It is highly structured and your body is filled with it.

It is information that your body needs to constantly rebuild itself. We are all made up of mostly water, it is the most important substance we put in our body.

BLUE WATER CLUSTER painting was inspired by this knowledge.  This painting illustrates the beauty of the structure of water, our most valuable substance to life on earth.

If you want to learn more about water, its structure and its impact on life, look up Dr. Gerald Pollack, Viktor Schauberger, and the amazing studies of Dr. Masaru Emoto, that show the effect that thoughts and feelings have on water crystals.

As an artist I notice patterns, compositions, and light.  Nature has very specific patterns that are consistent in the very small and very large scales. This applies to water structure as well as everything else.

I hope you enjoyed reading about the inspiration behind this painting.  If you have any thoughts on water, leave a comment below.  Would love to hear some feedback.

Also, below is a fascinating video that shows how words and frequencies can change water (as seen under a microscope), based on Dr. Emoto’s studies.  Check it out!

Life is Good, Drew

PS:  BLUE WATER CLUSTER original painting is available. Also, we are making available print reproductions on canvas.  To inquire, call Maria at 949-678-8133.

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer

Maria and Drew Brophy Sacred Geometry Fine artMost of you know me for my surf art.  These past few years I’ve been painting sacred geometry themes.

I want to explain why and where I’m going with it. I also am excited to show you my latest series, which I exhibited last week at The Conscious Life Expo.

I started working on these paintings a year ago (you can see all of them in the Gallery here) and finally finished them the night before we did the installation at the expo.

I want to share the meaning behind each piece with you, so I’m going to send you one newsletter for each painting with its description, over the next few weeks.

But first, how I got into this new work:

WHY SACRED GEOMETRY AND HOW IT’S TIED INTO TO MY SURF ART:

Since I was a kid I have always been fascinated with Nature,  playing in the forest and surfing on the seashore.

My love of surfing gave me a deep connection to the vibration of the earth and the waves.

As a surfer I have had the privilege of chasing waves to some the most beautiful places on earth, fulfilling the dreams I had in my youth.

Every surfer becomes an amateur meteorologist, chasing storms around the globe in the hope of finding these waves. This of course has been the inspiration for my art for the past 30 years.

There is one thing present in almost every painting of mine; the sun and the waves.

This new series of paintings “Exploring Sacred Geometry” is simply an extension of my interest in the sun and the waves.

As an artist I notice patterns, compositions, and light. Nature has very specific patterns that are consistent in the very small and very large scales. I would see them in the waves and all of nature.

I began  studying the sun to understand how it affects us and our weather. That led me to planetary physics, then on to astrophysics and quantum physics.  I’ve been driven to learn as much as I can and I study these subjects daily.

I feel the best way for me to understand complex ideas is to paint them.The concepts that I have learned have helped me to better understand how everything works.

My plan is to continue to grow as an artist and articulate these ideas for others to learn and enjoy.

Don’t worry, I will continue to do my surf paintings, but I want everyone to know that I have so  much more to share as an artist.

Thanks for being a part of this journey, Maria and I appreciate it!

Life is Good, Drew

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
PS:  ALL OF these paintings are available for purchase. Also, all are available in canvas print reproductions.  Text or call Maria at 949-678-8133 for details.

SEE VIDEO SLIDE SHOW:

Metatrons Cube Water Bottle Art by Drew Brophy

All living things possess the magical ingredient called water, making it the most important substance to life on earth

 

ANNOUNCING:  Release of METATRON’S CUBE art on premium Italian glass water bottles.  (And a FREE PINT GLASS if you order this week!)

My Water Gallery produces  glass water bottles that beautifully displays the artwork of Wyland and Guy Harvey.  So I was very excited when Kenny Laskan, Water Gallery owner, asked to license my art as well.

I love having a way to showcase my best work on a quality, premium product.

Metatron’s Cube is one of my favorite paintings for so many reasons. (Keep reading for the meaning behind it.)

But first, I want you, my readers, to get your free pint glass that My Water Gallery is giving away to the first 100 people who order a bottle!

If you pre-order my glass bottles this week, you’ll get a free pint glass (shown to your right).

There are only 100 pint glasses though, so place your order quick.

NOTE:  If you like Sacred Geometry Art, please sign up to be on my Sacred Geometry art newsletter, here.

ABOUT METATRON’S CUBE ART:

The art on the bottle is printed from my original painting titled Metatron’s Cube.  It is mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas 60″ x 30″ and currently hangs in my home.  (Prints are available here.)

Some say that just viewing sacred geometry artwork will raise your inner vibration, creating more inner peace, joy and love for your life.  I think this is one of the reasons I love painting it so much.  The higher your vibration, the greater your joy and all good things come from that.

As a surfer, I’ve been strongly pulled to create sacred geometry art, as it visually demonstrates a deeper understanding of what connects us all to nature and the physical universe.

Metatron’s cube is a three-dimensional shape created from the center points of the thirteen circles of the Fruit of Life, which is created from the Flower of Life pattern, which is found in all living things.  Water molecules structure themselves in this same pattern.

Within Metatron’s Cube contains the blueprints of the five platonic solids; these are the building blocks of all matter.   This shape beautifully visualizes the simplicity of our universe, scaling infinitely larger and smaller.

From my studies of water and how it’s structured, I’ve come to understand thatall living things possess the magical ingredient called water, making it the most important substance to life on earth.  It rises to the sky soaking in the sun’s rays, it rains down upon the earth on the mountains where it collects information as it travels through streams and rivers on its way to the sea.  Water cleanses itself in a natural cycle of change.

Electromagnetic information given off by the sun’s rays and the earth’s minerals is vital information which are the building blocks of life, and are carried in the molecular structures of water.  These beautiful, complex structures, as seen in snowflakes, are the recordings of all-that-is and ever was.

It is crucial that we are mindful with how we use water, how we care for it and how we consume it, using integrity and great care.

I know, this is deep stuff, but it’s what I am contemplating most of the time.

About the bottles:

They are premium Italian glass water bottles with my art hand-applied, with natural inks and dyes, in the U.S.  Made and distributed by My Water Gallery.  Three % of the sale of each item goes to my chosen charity, Waves for Water.

ORDER YOUR OWN UNIQUE METATRON’S CUBE WATER BOTTLE AND GET A FREE PINT GLASS, HERE.

 


 

HOW WE QUIT SINGLE-USE WATER BOTTLES:

As I mentioned in my last post, a few years ago my family and I swore off single-use plastic water bottles.  The decision to never again buy a bottled water came after we watched this amazing video called “The Story of Bottled Water.”  (Watch this one with your kids)

I received a lot of emails from people, asking me “how do you get by without buying water bottles.”  So I thought I’d share the answers with you.

We only drink from refillable bottles and take them everywhere we go. We bought a reverse-osmosis filter for our kitchen sink and we fill up from there.

In 4 years I estimate that by not buying them, we have prevented 5,000+ plastic bottles from going into landfills.

We did it for our health and for the environment.  (Plastic leaches into your water, which is harmful to your body, and plastic does not break down in landfills.)

You would think it could be hard to never buy another bottled water again, but it’s easy if you plan ahead.

One habit that has made it easy for us to never have to buy a plastic water bottles is to keep a 5 gallon jug of drinking water in the van at all times, along with refillable drinking containers.  That way we always have water on the road with us.

What do you think of the Metatron’s Cube water bottle?  What do you like about the design?

And do you store water and drink from a glass water bottle?

Respond in the comments below and let me know.  Also, if you have any tips on how to cut back on single-use bottles, share that, too.

As always, thanks for allowing me to keep in touch.

Life is Good – Drew

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
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WATCH THIS VIDEO, IT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU DRINK WATER FOREVER:

My Water Gallery SUNRISE Water Bottle and Pint Glass

Surfing is an organic experience that allows you to ride the energy of a wave of water that has traveled thousands of miles.

I want to announce the release of our new Italian premium glass water bottles:

Years ago Maria and I gave up single use plastic water bottles.

We did it for our health and for the environment.

We figure we have saved thousands of plastic bottles from going into the landfills, just by banning them from our house, our cars and our lives.

That’s one of the reasons I was so stoked to do this collaboration with My Water Gallery.  Using glass bottles is better for us and the environment.

But they look elegant and beautiful, too; the most beautiful water bottles I’ve ever seen.  The photos do not do it justice; the label with the art has a 3D effect in the light.  It’s amazing.

I wanted my readers to be one of the first to know that you can now pre-order my water bottles, and when you do, you’ll get a free pint glass (shown in the photo above).

There are only 100 pint glasses though, so place your order quick

About the bottles:

They are premium Italian glass water bottles with my art hand-applied, with natural inks and dyes, in the U.S.

Made and distributed by My Water Gallery.

Three % of the sale of each item goes to my chosen charity, Waves for Water.

ABOUT SUNRISE SURF ART:

Surfing is an organic experience that allows you to ride the energy of a wave of water that has traveled thousands of miles.   It is the closest one can get to nature, being in synch with the rhythm of the ocean and experiencing the natural forces in all their glory.

My SUNRISE painting was inspired by a surf trip I took to South Africa.   One dark chilly morning, surfboard in hand, I watched as dawn broke in a sudden burst of light, illuminating the beach and instantly warming the world around him.  This painting is a reflection of what I saw.

This art piece was painted with the intention of showing the joy of surfing and nature, and to inspire others to have an adventure of their own.

ORDER YOUR OWN UNIQUE SUNRISE WATER BOTTLE AND GET A FREE PINT GLASS, HERE.


Thanks for allowing me to keep in touch.

Life is Good – Drew

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
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