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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.


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.”