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THE KEY IS TO LISTEN Painting number 9 of 20x20 by Drew Brophy sized 11x14 Sept 25 2013FOR 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 9th of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled THE KEY IS TO LISTEN,  11″ x 14″ on Canvas board, medium Uni Poscas Paint Pens.

This is about the idea of being connected to the world and the Universe and all things in it.  By listening, I don’t mean with your ears or seeing with your eyes.   I mean being connected in a way that the human race has forgotten.

I feel that everything is alive, full of energy and in some ways if we could just learn to tap into it, we would be able to understand much more.   And with that understanding comes clarity about what’s really important in life.

Too many people are so pre-occupied with things in the fake world that they detach from the natural world.

As an artist and a surfer, I want to tap into the energy of the natural world.  I’ve learned to listen and notice the subtleties and I’m getting better at it.  The more I tap out of the fake world, the more in tuned to the natural world I become.

Life is Good,  Drew

This painting sold to Pam G. in South Carolina, who celebrated her birthday today by adding this to her art collection!

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!

 

Drew Brophy painting a surfboard with kids Art Grotto EventDON’T MISS THIS FUN EVENT!  

RACE THE LAKE OF THE SKY, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA

And Visit “Drew’s Art Grotto”!

This standup paddleboard event is a race and a gathering of tribes at the absolutely beautiful Lake Tahoe, named “the Lake of the Sky” by Native Americans.

Last year, the event drew hundreds of athletes, over a thousand spectators and international acclaim from the stand-up paddle community.  It was voted the number one standup paddle event, in the world, by paddle athlete Anthony Vela on the Supconnect Live Show.

There are so many fun things to do there, even if you aren’t in the race!  For details on this year’s event, go to Race the Lake of the Sky.

ABOUT THE “DREW’S ART GROTTO” –  FOR KIDS:

During the event, Drew Brophy will host an “Art Grotto” featuring:

  • Fun, creative art activities for kids
  • Giving away Free ROXO wrist bands (cool art on ROXO rocks, placed on a band) for kids
  • Live painting demonstrations on paddleboards (email info@drewbrophy.com or call 949-678-8133 to arrange for your board to be painted)
  • Aerial 7 DIY (paint your own) headphone set (valued at $99) will be given away to one lucky winner!
  • Surf Art prints and stickers available for purchase on site, Drew will be on hand to sign

The Art Grotto is free for all (while supplies last), thanks to the kindness of sponsors Riviera Paddlesurf, South Tahoe Standup Paddle Store, Sharpie, Fredrix Canvas and Uni Posca.

DREW’S ART GROTTO KIDS ACTIVITY DETAILS

WHEN:  SAT JUNE 29TH  1:00 – 4:00  and  SUNDAY JUNE 30TH 9:00 – Noon.

WHERE:  El Dorado Beach, Toiyabe National Forest, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

WHAT:  Working from pages out of his book HOW TO DRAW WITH DREW BROPHY, Drew will show kids how to draw some of his favorite fish characters, beach scenes and other elements such as flames, flowers and custom lettering.  *PARENTS:  Note that there is no adult supervision provided – if your child is under 12 a parent should be present

Uni Posca paint pens and Sharpie Brush Tips will be the medium, Fredrix Canvas cutouts will be available to paint on, so you can take your masterpiece home.

COST:  FREE!  Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early!

Stick around after the event and view Drew’s art on display, as well as art prints and stickers.  Also:  Drew will be giving away ROXO wrist bands bearing his artwork, and one Aerial 7 DIY Headphone set will be given away to a lucky winner!

(Your purchase of Drew Brophy products is appreciated, as it will help to cover some of the expenses of this activity.)

See you there!

SPONSORS OF THE ART GROTTO:  Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, we are able to make this event happen for the kids.  Thanks to Uni Posca, Sharpie, Fredrix Canvas and Guayaki!

Uni Posca pen image and LOGO Basic CMYK

You can paint anything with water based paint pens!  

Learn Drew Brophy’s tried and true Uni Posca Paint Pen Techniques in this hands-on workshop.

Drew has earned a living for over 25 years, mostly using the medium of opaque, water-based paint pens made by Uni Posca.

He has painted surfboards, skateboards, motorcycles, guitars, canvas, everything with this medium.

UNI POSCAS offer a quick learning curve; it’s an easy, un-intimidating method of painting.  Most artists who try it fall in love with the possibilities of this medium.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Paint on the materials we provide, or, bring your own canvas, surfboard, shoes, helmet; just about anything you want to paint on in this hands-on workshop!

In this course, Drew will share techniques on how to:

  • Prepare your painting surface
  • Create the perfect composition
  • Design color schemes
  • Blend the colors
  • Properly seal your art.
  • How to earn money $$ using these techniques

An open Question and Answer session with Drew will continue throughout the workshop.

This is a rare opportunity for artists to spend time with Drew on a personal level for two days!

Drew will welcome questions during the workshop about the business of art and will freely share what has worked for him as a professional artist for over 25 years.

Workshop participants will get a 10-pack of Uni-Posca paint pens and a signed art print from Drew ($60 value).

WHEN:  Nov. 10-11 (Sat & Sun) from 3-6 p.m.

WHERE:  Art Mundo, 111 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

SIGN UP: Go to http://www.ArtMundo.Org or call 949-678-8133

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WORKSHOP?  Email Drew or Maria at info@drewbrophy.com or call 949-678-8133.

IMPORTANT:  Sign up quick so that supplies may be ordered and shipped to the workshop in time.  Class is limited to 12 students!

WORKSHOP GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY TREASURES OF FORT PIERCE! and SENTIMENT GIFT SHOP!

 

TESTIMONIALS:

Drew showed me how to use paint pens and now I’m making money painting all kinds of things for people!”  Jimmy “The Marine”, Oceanside, California

I had always wanted to paint my own surfboards.  The paint pens are an easy medium to learn.  Now I’m painting boards for my friends!”  Donny D, Vero Beach, Florida

PHOTOS FROM PAST WORKSHOPS:

http://drewbrophy.com/workshop-with-drew-myrtle-beach-sc-aug-3-2008/

http://newspress.furman.edu/?p=4290

SURFED OUT is sized 20″ x 30″ mixed media on Canvas, mostly using Uni Posca Paint Pens and Createx paint for the background.

SURFED OUT is what it’s like on a surf day when the waves are so good, you surf all day.  Finally, you get so hungry you have to come in and eat.  Then, you pass out on the beach next to a fire.  It’s the best feeling in the world, being Surfed Out.

This painting was a commission for Spencer, a nine year old surfing dynamo!

His mother commissioned this painting as a gift for him.  Spencer’s been a longtime fan of mine, and I’ve painted a lot of surfboards for him and his brother and sister, all from a surfing family.

This artwork is available as a giclee print so you can put SURFED OUT on your wall, too. You can find it in my store here.

You can watch me paint SURFED OUT on The Paint Shop Episode 3 “Crusin’ to Santa Cruz” Full Episode in HD from The Paint Shop on Vimeo.

Everyone should have a Surfed Out day.  Life is good – Drew