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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.

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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.

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!
 
*You can order this in a canvas reproduction here in my store.

 

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.

(If you share my posts, please tag  #20×20 #drewbrophy #SurfArt)

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 pier by drew brophy sept 2013 11x14 paintingFOR 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 5th of 20, titled THE PIER,  11″ x 14″ on Canvas board, medium Uni Posca Paint Pens.

It’s Saturday, and I thought I’d go down to the pier in San Clemente to paint today’s painting.  I sat under the palapa on the beach and painted while friends came by to watch and say hello.

Today reminded me of a fall day.  The weather is changing and it made me think of the North West swells that will soon begin to filter in.  That’s when San Clemente pier really lights up; the right going into the pier turns into a big tube while the current pushes you away.  I can’t wait for those days to start!

Within 5 minutes of posting a photo of this painting in progress on Facebook, we got an email from Maria’s friend Kat.  She bought it before it was even finished.  That’s having faith in the process.

Please, leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this painting.

Life is good,

painting san clemente pier drew brophy artist sept 2013Drew

THE PIER is for sale!  SOLD to Kat in San Clemente!  11″ x 14″ 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 “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!

 

FEELING FREE TRIPTYCH Drew Brophy Sept 2013 8 x 18

 

FOR 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 4th of 20, titled FEELING FREE Triptych Three pieces each 8″ x 6″ (total size 8″ x 18″) on Canvas board, medium Uni Posca Paint Pens.

I think this painting would make a great t-shirt design!

On the #20×20 Commitment:  I’m not trying to create masterpieces, I’m just trying to execute a cool painting every day, using different techniques and ideas, or both.

It’s been fun trying new things, for example, with this painting.  I’m playing with color and not adding so much detail.  I’m letting the color create cool effects.  Some of these effects are inspired by artist Bill Ogden, who has a fantastic style.

Yesterdays painting TUNING INTO THE UNIVERSE was my experiment with stretching a strange concept, and executing the idea.  The first two paintings were a direct inspiration from being at the Hurley Pro surfing contest.

Painting in the studio

Painting in the studio

Today, I wanted to do a small painting, but only one 8″ x 6″ canvas board seemed too small, so I decided to grab three of them.  I’ve painted triptychs on surfboards before, but never on small canvas boards.  It’s a challenge for me to paint this small.

At the end of my #20×20, I plan to post all the paintings and ask people to choose their favorites and what they want to see more of.

This is a good experiment for me.  Thanks for being a part of it.

Please, leave me a comment and let me know what you think I should paint next!

Life is good,

Drew

FEELING FREE is for sale!  SOLD to Jim in Florida!  8″ x 18″ Paint Pen on Canvas.  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 “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!