Shapiro Fine Art

Collection of traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro. All subjects with an emphasis on commissioned work.

Posts from the ‘Animals’ category

An English Country House

A past commission of a painting I did which typifies the English country house. Set in a dry late summer, note the sunburnt banks in front of the house and the field where the owners horses grazie happily in the paddock.

As I don’t paint to flatter and try to paint what I see, hence the dryness and sunburnt look of the grounds on this hazy late summer day.

 

A landscape painting on canvas of an English country house with two horses grazing in the paddock

‘Maer Hall’ Staffordshire

Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in

Commissions like this are invited for 2021

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Oil painting of an Hereford Bull standing in a field

These Hereford bulls are magnificent animals and make great paintings. I had this particular painting hanging in my gallery window along with a painting of a head study which I may post at a later date. They were hanging in the window for less than a week, a farmer who happened to be passing by after a call at a cattle market called into the gallery and purchased them both. Lucky for me that they were hanging in the right place at the right time.

 

Full animal painting of an Hereford Bull posing in a field

‘The Prize Bull’

Oil on panel 14″ x 20″

Commissions welcome click  here

‘Jaffy’ the Wire Haired Fox Terrier’

I posted this painting of Jaffy to Canada just before Christmas a gift to the clients Mother and received this message recently;

Hi Derek…

My mom was delighted with the picture.  The detail is amazing, and his expression which is so key to a wire fox terrier is perfect.  The colour is spot on, including the black shading around his ears.  It’s wonderful how the coat texture is so clear, including the waves on his beard, and even the little wispy bits.  My mom declared it to be the “best Christmas gift ever”!  Oh…..one other thing, Jaffy’s registered name is Brocolitia Make Me Proud.   He was actually born with in England and exported to Canada at 6 months.

Thank you so much!

Sent from my iPad

Commissioned oil portrait of a Wire Haired Fox Terrier head study oportrait oil painting of

‘Jaffy’ the Wire Haired Fox Terrier’ 

Oil on panel 8 x 6 in

Commissioned Painting

Contact details, please click here

An Oil Painting Of A Woodsman Taking A Break

Scenes like this are seldom seen and I was extremely fortunate to find such a chance and put it to canvas. I came upon this scene whilst out walking at a place called Rodney’s Pillar. Rodney’s Pillar is set on a hilltop in Montgomeryshire about a mile from the boundary with Shropshire. The hilltop rises to 900 ft and at the top give spectacular 360 degree views across Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales. You can follow a path, open to the public, which takes you through woods on both sides and leads up to the hilltop.

There is also pheasant shooting during  the season and from October to January access is closed to the public on a shoot day. The woodsman in the painting was having a lunch break prior to which he had been working his blue roan, Dutch Draft mare, which was flattening bracken in the woods.

 

An oil painting of a Dutch Blue heavy horse and a woodsman taking a midday break.

‘The Woodsman’

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 ins

Available to purchase :: Please click here

Commissions Invited for 2020, any subject

‘Theodor’ the Bay’

A commissioned painting (SELECT PAST WORKS, https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-1wU) of Theodor, a dark bay horse. I painted Theodor  some time ago for Brian Garbett who has become a close friend. Brian who has since retired was managing director and owner of Ramases Associates Ltd, a very successful business reinstating people’s lives and property after major disasters.Theodor belonged to Brian’s wife Louise, a lovely woman, who sadly passed away. Along with Theodor I have painted Brian and Louis’s house, which I have recently posted on Linkedin and the lake which Brian excavated out of land adjacent to the house ( https://wp.me/s2Ijh6-1zd)

 

 

Oil on canvas panel  20″ x 16″

Commissions welcome any subject, contact me here, with your details

‘Portrait of a Hereford Bull Resting’

This is my latest animal painting of a pollard Hereford Bull.

Hereford cattle, especially bulls make great paintings. I saw this magnificent beast relaxing in a field whilst out walking in Cumbria and immediately thought it would make for a great painting.

I painted this great beast sometime after back in my studio, I like the result and hope that you do to.

An oil portrait painting of an polarded Hereford Bull lying down in a field resting

‘Portrait of a Hereford Bull Resting’

Oil on canvas panel 8 x 10 in

Painting available to purchase

Commissions welcome,any subject :: To contact me, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

‘Portrait of a Highland Cow’

I have an affinity with these great beasts and although they are becoming increasingly more popular in the Midlands where I live, I always seek them out whenever I go upto Scotland, particularly on the South West Coast.

I sold this painting from my website to someone who lives in the South of the country.

 

‘Portrait of a Highland Cow’

Oil on canvas 15″ x 18″

Commission invited, any subject :: derek@shapirofineart.com