Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

Posts from the ‘Animals’ category

‘The Old Way’

I just love these gentle giants that used to plow the fields in bygone days. I often think I was born in the wrong period for past times without the trappings of modern life always make for more pleasing paintings, especially if you are a traditional painter.

' The Old Way '
‘The Old Way’
Oil on canvas 14 x 20 in

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‘The Prize Bull’

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 https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-123  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 where hanging in the right place at the right time.

An oil painting on a panel of a pize Hereford Bull standing in a field
‘The Prize Bull’
Oil on panel 14″ x 20″

Commissions invited, any subject.

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Animal Paintings – ‘Pickle’

Pickle is a 2 year old bitch. Her mother was a Poodle x Bichon cross and her father was a Jack Russell x Pomeranian cross and a most loyal little character.

Commissioned as a birthday gift for the client, what a surprise.

‘Pickle’

Oil on Linen canvas panel 8.25 x 11 in

Commissions welcome, any subject.

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‘ Chorlty ‘ Your Best Friend Painted In Oil

This is a painting of a pet dog called Chorlty, here you see him standing in his favourite spot with front feet on his chair next to the window. In the Terrier group, the Border Terrier is a small rough coated breed of dog. Initially bred because of their fearless nature, as a fox and vermin hunter. They are very affectionate, intelligent and obedient and make ideal pets.

An oil painting of a Border Terrier standing with it's front legs on a chair, looking out
‘Chorlty’

Oil on canvas panel 10″ x 8″

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‘Gladiator’

An African Lion oil painting, this portrait of an alpha male in his prime, sits right at the top of the pecking order. I never title paintings until they are finished and thought the title of this one to be most appropriate,particularly with his battlescars.

'Gladiator' Oil on canvas. Portrait painting of an Alpha Male Lion. Big Five Collection

‘Gladiator’ Oil on canvas

Painting available to purchase.

Commissions invited, any subject. 

‘Maer Hall’ Maer Staffordshire

I painted this scene of Maer Hall for the present owners some years ago. I remember it being a cloudy day towards the end of a very hot summer, hence the scorched look of the paddock and banks of the lawns to the grounds of the hall, along with the owners horses a Palomino and Chestnut grazing in the paddock, I think this painting epitomizes the English country house.

An oil painting of an English country house with a view of the stable block to the right hand side and a Chestnut and Palomino horse grazing in the forground

Maer Hall Maer Staffordshire

In the past the Hall was much reduced in size and was originally owned by Josiah Wedgwood II, (son of Josiah Wedgwood) the famous potter. Charles Darwin the English naturalist, known as the father of evolution and author of the Origin of Species (1859) often visited Maer and went on to marry Josiah’s daughter Emma. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maer_Hall

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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 graze 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

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