Behind the Scenes…

30 of 50 Paintings in 50 Days UNDER THE SEA by Drew Brophy Nov 24 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.

This painting is #30 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  UNDER THE SEA

SIZE:  11″x 14″ paint pen on Canvas Board.

Yesterday  I went paddleboarding and the water was crystal clear.  You could see the garibaldi and the kelp and it was so inviting, I just wanted to jump in and be a part of that life under the sea.  This painting is what I saw.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Hailey in Enterprise, Alabama.  Hailey is a new collector of my original art – thanks Hailey!

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.”

 

29 of 50 Paintings in 50 Days by Drew Brophy LIVE FOR THE BIG DAYS Nov 23 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.

This painting is #29 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  LIVE FOR THE BIG DAYS

SIZE:  8″x 10″ paint pen on Canvas Board.

Today I was dreaming of big waves, praying that they come this winter with El Nino.

It is a strange relationship with the ocean waiting for the biggest days. You try to prepare the best you can, but it comes down to the moment of paddling out, your mind says one of two thoughts;

“Yes I have been waiting for this my whole life” or

“There is no way in hell I am going out in that.”

Lets hope this year and many years to come I will meet these big days ready to paddle out. Live for the big days.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Kelly in Texas.  She’s praying for good surf!

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.”

 

 

28 of 50 Paintings in 50 days by Drew Brophy SHARK SIGHTING Nov 22 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.

This painting is #28 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  SHARK SIGHTING

SIZE:  11″x 14″ paint pen on Canvas Board.

This morning I had time for a quick surf before my studio open house.  I got to the beach and was surprised to see that no one was out surfing.  It was hot and sunny and I was stoked!

There was a shark sighting sign posted, but I didn’t think it was big deal, they’ve been posted all summer.  I had a great time surfing, all by myself, for awhile. Then one of the lifeguards, a friend of mine, hollered from the pier to get out of the water.

They’ve been kicking people out of the water.  He said the shark’s been swimming from T-street to the pier all morning.

I thought it was ridiculous that they clear the beach for a shark sighting; they live in the ocean, and I see them all the time.  It’s no big deal.

That’s where today’s inspiration came from!

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Chris in Washington state.

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.”

 

Emerald Surfing Buddha by Drew BrophyFOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.

This painting is #27 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  EMERALD SURFING BUDDHA

SIZE:  11″x 14″ paint pen on Canvas Board.

Surfing is such a zen-like sport, it’s only right to combine it with Buddha; they seem to go together.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to a mindfullness teacher named Alex in Virginia.  He’s a two-time collector of my art.  Thanks, Alex.

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.”

 

26 of 50 Paintings in 50 Days - BELOVED by Drew Brophy Nov 21 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.

This painting is #26 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  BELOVED

SIZE:  11″x 14″ paint pen on Fredrix Pro Series Archival Canvas Board.

I had no idea what I was going to paint this morning.  With this series, I’m not obsessing over what to paint.  When an idea strikes, I go with it. 

So I sat on the back patio, thinking about it.   Maria peered through the door, asking me what I’m going to paint.  Her hair was wet and the sun shone on her face.

Then I thought of the Blue Lagoon, being stranded on an island, and who and what I would want to have there with me.  Someone I love, the ocean, my family.  These are the things that inspire me the most.

*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 Dustin in San Diego.

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.”