Big Waves Tag

43 of 50 Paint Studies JAWS by Drew Brophy Dec 7 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.

This is #43 of 50 in the #50Paintings Paint Studies series.  Only 8 left to go!

TITLE: JAWS (The Surf Spot)

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

I spent all day Sunday watching the Big Wave Jaws contest.  Many of my friends were surfing in the event.  Jaws is a place I’ve always wanted to surf.

Jaws is in Maui and it’s a heaving right tube that gets well over forty feet.

Yesterday they really pushed the limits of big wave surfing, once again.  Guys were paddling into some of the biggest waves ever paddled into.  It was exciting to watch.

This painting study is available – SOLD to Scott A of NV, a collector of my work that knows a good wave when he sees 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.”

42 of 50 Paint Studies THE DAY BEFORE THE BIG SWELL by Drew Brophy Dec 6 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.

This is #42 of 50 in the #50Paintings Paint Studies series.  Only 8 left to go!

TITLE: The Day Before the Swell

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

There’s a bunch of swells coming, lining up across the Pacific.  I’m gathering all my surfboards and getting ready.

 

Now, the big waves are coming and El Nino begins.

This painting study is available – SOLD to Kathy O., a longtime collector of my work, from Virginia Beach, VA.

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.”

41 of 50 Paint Studies WEST REEF by Drew Brophy Dec 5 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.

This is #41 of 50 in the #50Paintings Paint Studies series.  Only 9 left to go!

TITLE: West Reef

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

West reef is about a half a mile off shore in San Clemente. It only breaks when there’s a giant swell.

I get so excited when I see the waves breaking out there.  The long paddle out is always worth it.

The water is very clear and it’s like surfing over a giant aquarium; you get to see many different kinds of fish and sharks.

West Reef is also one of the rare spots you get to surf alone.

Now, the big waves are coming and El Nino begins!

This painting study is available – SOLD to Scott A. from Henderson, NV, a collector of my art who owns many pieces. Stoked!.

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.”

 

 

15 of 50 Paintings NAZARE by Drew Brophy Nov 9 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 #15 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  NAZARE

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

Rarely do I ever paint from a photo, but today’s painting was inspired by a shot of Garrett McNamara surfing a huge wave at Nazare.  I’m fascinated by the immensity of this wave.

In my painting, it looks like I exaggerated the size of the wave, but I didn’t.

Nazare is a big wave surf spot in Portugal.  Last week Garrett slayed that wave; it may well be one of the biggest waves ever ridden.

Garrett McNamara surfing Nazare. Photo by Bruno Aleixo

Garrett McNamara surfing Nazare. Photo by Bruno Aleixo

I’ve surfed with Garrett over the years.  We are about the same age, and he inspires me to know that like him, I can still push the limits of riding big waves, too.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Michael Gates of NJ.  It’s his first original of my art.  Thanks Michael!

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.”