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Drew Brophy
It's my job to make things look cool!
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#7 of 50 in the #50Paintings series:

MUSHROOMS– 8″x 10″ paint pen on Fredrix Pro Series Archival Canvas Board.

Mushrooms have always fascinated me. How they pop up out of the grass in the early morning as a little group of friends. But what's more amazing is what we can't see, under the ground; a huge collective of fungi, all connected as one, under the earth.

But what's more interesting about this paint study is what happened after it was bought.

Tyler Watkins, a long-time friend and collector of my art, saw the first preview picture, while it was still just a rough sketch with little color on it. He bought it, not knowing how it would end up looking. After seeing a picture of it nearly finished, he sent this text:

"I didn't know about the frog in the painting. I love it. I grew up with a bedroom set that I still use in my home that had a mushroom and frog on it. It's always been my favorite. Drew wouldn't have known this but it's so cool that the painting is turning out to nearly match the dresser set. It was meant to about faith in the process, wow!"

That's so cool. And it makes me so happy when friends are stoked on this series. Thanks Tyler. Hope you love it!


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#7 of 50 Paint Studies of 50 Fascinations: MUSHROOM in progress.
This one is already sold to Tyler Watkins of South Carolina. Thanks for having faith in the process, Tyler!

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Day 6 of #50Paintings - Pumpkin. 

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FOR 50 DAYS I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate.
This is #5 of 50 in the series: SKULL– 8″x 10″ paint pen on canvas board.

In the spirit of Halloween, I felt a skull would be a great subject. Skulls are so much fun to draw.

It is fascinating to see strange skulls of the world, from elongated Inca skulls to dinosaurs. Makes you wonder who or what they were. It is also a reminder that life is short.

This painting study is SOLD to Anna Antonini of VA. She bought it within 5 minutes of posting the "in progress" photo. Thanks, Anna, for having faith in the process.

#50paintings #50Fascinations #fredrixCanvas #PaintPens #PaintStudy #Skull #HalloweenArt #SkullArt #HappyHalloween

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FULL MOON TUBE - Day 4 of #50paintings
Have you ever surfed during a full moon?
It is amazing, everything turns to shades of blue grey. I used to live ocean front at #Pipeline and I surfed during a full moon many times, It is so cool how your eyes adjust, then your hearing and feelings are hightend. Surfing tubes under the moonlight is awesome.

This one is SOLD to Jason in Half Moon Bay.
#moonsurfing #50Fascinations #PaintStudy #FredrixCanvas #UniPosca #PaintPens #SurfArt #surfingArt #Moonlight

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#3 of 50 in the ‪#‎50Paintings‬ series:
THE FLAME 11″x 14″ paint pen on canvas board.

I have always been fascinated with fire; I love its warm glow in the night.

Imagine how different it was before electricity, or in the dark ages when the night was feared.

I love the darkness of the night, I believe we need it and we should embrace it.

We have many candles in our house and we often sit by the glow of a fire in our backyard.

It has a certain energy, primal, and soothing. It’s like the moths who travel far, mesmerized by the light in the darkness, they are drawn to it even if it burns their wings.

What do you enjoy about the glow of fire? How does it make you feel? Share in the comments.

This painting study is available for purchase for only $165. One of my goals with this series is to make original art affordable for those who want it. If interested in adding this to your collection, please email or text or call 949-678-8133.

I hope you enjoy this series. Thanks for reading this far down!

#TheFlame ##50Fascinations #50paintings #PaintStudy #FredrixCanvas #PaintPens #moths #candle #WarmGlow #Energy #posca

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TRANSFORMATION - 11"x 14" paint pen on canvas board. #2 of 50 in the ‪#50paintings study.
This one began in my backyard this morning.
I have always been fascinated by butterflies, they are so fragile and light.

A few years ago we planted a butterfly garden in our back yard. Now the butterflies are abundant back there.

I watch them lay eggs, the caterpillars grow getting fatter day by day, and then they sneak off to the "big sleep" in their chrysalis. There they transform into something entirely different. Amazing!

This painting study is SOLD! To Chris and Brandy Gese in Spokane, WA. One of my goals with this series is to make original art affordable for those who want it. Stay tuned for tomorrow's.

##50Fascinations #PaintStudy #Butterflies #Caterpillars #Transformation #ButterflyGarden #Monarch #PaintPens on #FredrixCanvas 

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Tools of the trade

#UniPosca #PaintPens #SurfArt

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Making Friends - 9"x12" paint pen on canvas board. This is #1 of #50Paintings series, about 50 things that fascinate me; it's an exercise of letting ideas flow free in quick paint studies. I have always have been fascinated with #aliens. Today as I watched the ocean I imagined all the things that could hide in the ocean depths, I think of Aliens not in space but right here living in the ocean.
Maybe they will one day just walk out and say hi. Maybe they would be friendly, Maybe #dolphins are the aliens.
Maybe we are.

This painting is available - email for price, or text/call 949-678-8133.

#50paintings #50Fascinations #AncientAliens #OceanLife #SurfArt #PaintStudy #FredrixCanvas
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