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Drew painting 18' Fredrix Canvas Mural

Drew painting 18′ Fredrix Canvas Mural

A CELEBRATION OF SURF AND ART; WHAT DOES SURFING MEAN TO YOU!

Drew’s work as an artist takes him all over the world, partnering with communities to paint murals and create art inspired projects.

Now, Drew wants to combine the love for art, and San Clemente’s love of surfing, right here in his home town, during the Hurley Pro contest (the biggest, authentic surf event of the WCT)

Drew has put together a week-long celebration of Art & Surf for our community right here in San Clemente!

For 6 days, Drew will be painting a “movable mural”, 18 feet long, at different locations in town.  (2 of the locations have Brophy Poster Give-aways – See locations at bottom of this post)

 

MAKE AND TAKE:  The week will finish with an afternoon of “Painting with Drew” at San Clemente Art Supply Store.

It’s open to the public, and it’s free, thanks to the the generosity of Fredrix Canvas and SC Art Supply.  Bring your family and expose them to an afternoon of painting and creativity, for free!

This event coincides with the Hurley Pro surfing event, and the North Beach Art Walk.   On Friday, after you enjoy creating your own art, you can stroll the art walk.

During the week, Drew will be painting live and asking you to share “what is surfing” to you!  Your answer to that question is an entry into a drawing to win one of the Drew Brophy canvas art prints that will be given away on Friday, Sept 12, at SC Art Supply.

We hope you’ll join us, talk story, and tell us what surfing means to you!

FOLLOW THE PROGRESS OF THE MURAL PAINTING ON FACEBOOK HERE:  https://www.facebook.com/DrewBrophyArt

WHERE AND WHEN:

PAINT WITH DREW – Friday, Sept. 12th from 4-6 p.m. at SC Art Supply 1531 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672  (San Clemente Art Walk begins at 6 p.m., so stick around and check out the art!)

Live Mural Painting Locations and dates:

  • SUNDAY 9/7:  San Clemente Pier 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • MONDAY 9/8:  San Onofre State Beach, Dogpatch, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • TUESDAY 9/9:  LOWERS on the beach!  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • WEDNESDAY 9/10:  Brophy ART POSTER GIVEAWAY and Live Mural Painting at B.C. SURF 222 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • THURSDAY 9/11:  Brophy ART POSTER GIVEAWAY and Live Mural Painting at ICONS OF SURF 710 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • FRIDAY 9/12:  LIVE MURAL PAINTING from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.   and  Community Paint with Drew (FREDIX CANVAS PAINTING TABLES) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – San Clemente Art Supply 1531 N El Camino Real, San Clemente.

Social Media Hashtags for this event:  #WhatisSurfing #DrewBrophy #FredrixCanvas #UrbanArt #SanClemente #Ungraffiti

THE SWEET LIFE Painting by Drew Brophy for Nectar Sunglasses April 2014A majority of my business is painting commissions for collectors and companies.

This painting, titled THE SWEET LIFE, was painted for Nectar Sunglasses.   Painted on gallery-wrap canvas, sized 15″ x 45″, with Uni Posca Paint Pens.

The Sweet Life artwork is inspired by my love of  a quiet beach, big surf and the idea of living a laid back lifestyle; peaceful and getting back to nature.

I’ve painted a lot of images of the lone surfer on a beach with a surf shack in the sand.  It’s what many people dream of, a more simple way of living.  I guess that’s why every time I paint a scene like this, it gets a lot of attention.

I hope you like it!  Feel free to share this image online, just be sure to include this notice:  Artwork (c) Drew Brophy.

And if you want your own surf hut on the beach, email info@drewbrophy.com!

Life is good -Drew

Rough sketches before painting

Rough sketches before painting

First Color on the Canvas
First Color on the Canvas

Painting the Sweet Life

Painting the Sweet Life

 

 

Solar Flare Painting by Drew Brophy 18 x 24 Mixed Media on Canvas

SOLAR FLARE 18″ x 24″ on Canvas

This SOLAR FLARE painting was inspired by my love of the sun.  It’s mixed media on canvas, sized 18″ x 24″ using a combination of Createx paint and Uni Poscas.

I’ve had a life-long fascination with waves and the sun.

Many people don’t realize the power of the sun; that it is everything;  it gives us light, warmth and life.

I often wonder how solar wind affects our weather on a daily basis.   Sunspots can produce solar flares, directed at the earth, and have a huge impact on us.

Scientists even attribute solar flares to earthquakes, due to the fluctuation to the magnetic field.

I contemplate what kind of effects solar activity has on the waves we ride, and the intensity of the sunburn we get when surfing.

I have noticed more intensity in the sun, and I wonder if solar flares have something to do with it.  It seems as if the sun is releasing more energy; but it’s probably due to the fact that earth’s magnetic field is weakening, providing less protection.  The solar radiation is able to penetrate deeper to the surface of earth.

This change obviously affects our weather and our waves and how much sunburn our bodies get.  I wonder what other impact this solar wind has on us?

Almost all religions can be traced back to sun worship.  Why do you think that is?

If we call the Earth our Mother, then for sure the Sun is our Father.

The sun is our source of heat and light.  It is energy.  It is everything.

Life is Good,  Drew

Painting SOLAR FLARE in my living room

Painting SOLAR FLARE in my living room

SOLAR FLARE was bought by Hector M., a collector in Orlando, FL.

Hector and his new painting

Hector and his new painting

 

RIDING THE WAVE OF LIFE by Drew Brophy 16 x 20 Canvas Board 20x20 Series Oct 2013FOR the past 20 DAYS, I CREATED 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from. 

I painted 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.

This Painting is THE LAST of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled RIDING THE WAVE OF LIFE, 16″ x 20″ on Canvas Board, medium Uni Poscas Paint Pens.

This is the final painting of my series and I wanted it to be the best one yet.

When I look at this process from the last 20 days, I see it as an exercise in loosening up, and learning how to better execute different techniques.

This painting is a reflection of all that.  And, in the end, I realize that I just love to paint surf images…

I hope you like it, Life is Good,

Drew

This painting is SOLD to Bill P. from New Jersey.  Thanks Bill!

*I’m accepting a total of 20 commissions to follow on the heels of this 20×20 series, at excellent prices – THERE ARE 5 SPOTS LEFT.  Email info@drewbrophy.com for the commissioned 20×20 pricing.

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.

 

 

 

LOVE SHACK by Drew Brophy 8x10 Canvas Board 20x20 Series Oct 2013 sFOR 20 CONSECUTIVE 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.

This Painting is #18 of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled LOVE SHACK , 8″ x 10″ on Canvas Board, medium Uni Poscas Paint Pens.

My 20 Paintings in 20 Days had a hiccup on Friday, when we left town to go camping and paddleboarding for 3 days.

There wasn’t a working wifi connection where we were (there was supposed to be, but it didn’t work.)

Before getting on the road, I was running around like crazy tying up loose ends and getting obligations taken care of.

This painting, LOVE SHACK, was the vision of what I was wishing I was doing instead of the last minute hustle before leaving.

Do you like LOVE SHACK?  Leave me some feedback in the comments, please.  Your feedback is very important to me.
Drew Brophy painting at Newport Dunes Campground Oct 2013Thanks! Life is Good,  Drew

 

This painting is available for purchase!  SOLD to Joe S. from San Clemente (Joe has bought other paintings from me as well.  He’s got quite the collection going).

If 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.

*I’m accepting 20 commissions to follow on the heels of this 20×20 series, at excellent prices!  Email info@drewbrophy.com for the commissioned 20×20 pricing.

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.