Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

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Still Life Fruit Study – ‘Blenheim Orange’

These small fruit studies make charming paintings and have proven to be popular among’st collectors. There are over 1200 varieties of English Apple, they have enchanting names: Acklam Russets, Barnack Beauty, Nutmeg Pippin, Knobby Russet…and many more.
The inspiration for these paintings stems from the stylised fruit that I was trained to paint during my time working for Coalport China.
Studies, such as the ‘Blenheim Orange’ which I paint today, have much more realism. I have a grower of various varieties of apple locally and can set them up in the studio for working from life.
There is no substitute for observation than working from nature, nature being our greatest teacher.

Still life painting of a fallen apple with Blackberries
‘Blenheim Orange’

Oil on panel 5 x 7 in – 17.78 x 12.7 cm

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A Pair of Apples and Gooseberries (2)

There are over 1200 varieties of English apple, many of which have been crossed with a cox. In this painting I’m not sure which variety this one is from, for I inherited the tree they were picked from along with the house sometime ago. All I know is that it’s a good eater and makes a great apple pie.

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‘A pair of Apples and Gooseberries’

Oil on panel 5 x 7 in – 12.7 x 17.78 cm

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Still Life Painting Of A Fallen Apple.

This apple called James Grieve is an old variety of apple and gets its name from its breeder, these small fruit studies make charming paintings and have proven to be popular amongst collectors, there are well over1200 varieties of English Apple, they have enchanting names Acklam Russets, Barnack Beauty, Nutmeg Pippin, Knobby Russet…and many more. The inspiration for these paintings stems from the stylized fruit that I was trained to paint during my time working for Coalport China, part of the world famous Wedgwood Group. Studies such as these , which I paint today, have much more realism, I have a grower of various varieties of apple locally and can set them up in the studio and work from life, there is no substitute for observation than working from nature, nature being our greatest teacher.

An oil painting of an fallen apple and Blackberries on a natural ground
‘James Grieve’

Oil on panel 5 x 7 in 12.7 x 17.78 cm

Painting available to purchase

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‘Study of a Fallen Apple’

This windswept apple was collected from the bottom of my garden. I’ve no idea of the name of this particular apple, for the tree that it came from was in my garden for some time before I came here. It was a good eater and probably came out of a Cox’s. Another bonus about painting still life fruit pictures is you get to eat the props.

A still life painting of a fallen apple and blackberries on a natural ground and a mossy background
‘Study of a Fallen Apple with Blackberries’ 

Oil on panel 5 x 7 in

Painting sold

Commissions like this or any subject welcome for 2021, please get in touch on the form below.

‘Study of an Apple and Two Plums’

These small fruit studies make charming paintings and have proven to be popular amongst collectors. There are over 1200 varieties of English Apple, they have enchanting names: Acklam Russets, Barnack Beauty, Nutmeg Pippin, Knobby Russet…and many more.The inspiration for these paintings stems from the stylised fruit that I was trained to paint during my time working for Coalport China.Studies, such as these , which I paint today, have much more realism. I have a grower of various varieties of apple locally and can set them up in the studio and work from life.There is no substitute for observation than working from nature, nature being our greatest teacher.

‘An Apple and Two Plums’

Oil on canvas 5 x 7 in 🔴

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Two Cox’s Apples With Blackberries

An oil painting of two Cox's apples with blackberries
‘A Pair of Cox’s’
Oil on panel 5.50 x 7.50 in 13.97 x 19.05 cm
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‘Egremont Russet’

'Egremont Russet's' Oil on canvas 5 x 7 ins

‘Egremont Russet’ Oil on canvas 5 x 7 ins

These small fruit studies make charming paintings and have proven to be popular amongst collectors. There are over 1200 varieties of English Apple, they have enchanting names:  Acklam Russet, Barnack Beauty, Nutmeg Pippin, Knobby Russet…and many more.

The inspiration for these paintings stems from the stylised fruit that I was trained to paint during my time working for Coalport China.

Studies, such as these ‘Egremont Russet’ which I paint today, have much more realism, I have a grower of various varieties of apple locally and can set them up in the studio for working from life.

There is no substitute for observation than working from nature, nature being our greatest teacher.

Still Life Painting. ‘ Granny Smiths’

‘Granny Smith’  originated in Australia in 1868 and was discovered by Maria Anne Smith.  

These small fruit studies make charming paintings and have proven to be popular among’st collectors. There are over 1200 varieties of English Apple, they have enchanting names: Acklam Russets, Barnack Beauty, Nutmeg Pippin, Knobby Russet…and many more.

The inspiration for these paintings stems from the stylized fruit that I was trained to paint during my time working for Coalport China.

Studies, such as these , which I paint today, have much more realism. I have a grower of various varieties of apple locally and can set them up in the studio and work from life.

There is no substitute for observation than working from nature, nature being our greatest teacher.

A still life oil painting of a pair of Granny Smiths apples with Blackberries with a mossy background

‘Granny Smiths’

Oil on panel 5 x 7 ins

Commissions like this available on request, other subjects also

For more details, please click here

 

Still Life Painting Of An Fallen Apple.

This apple called James Grieve is an old variety of apple and gets its name from its breeder, these small fruit studies make charming paintings and have proven to be popular amongst collectors, there are well over1200 varieties of English Apple, they have enchanting names Acklam Russets, Barnack Beauty, Nutmeg Pippin, Knobby Russet…and many more. The inspiration for these paintings stems from the stylized fruit that I was trained to paint during my time working for Coalport China, part of the world famous Wedgwood Group. Studies such as these , which I paint today, have much more realism, I have a grower of various varieties of apple locally and can set them up in the studio and work from life, there is no substitute for observation than working from nature, nature being our greatest teacher.

An oil painting of an fallen apple and Blackberries on a natural ground
‘James Grieve’

Oil on panel 5 x 7 ins

Painting available to purchase

For more details, please click here

‘Study of a Fallen Apple’

'Study of a Fallen Apple' Oil on panel 5 x 7 ins a Still life painting of a windswept apple with blackberries

‘Study of a Fallen Apple’ Oil on panel 5 x 7 ins

This windswept apple was collected from the bottom of my garden. I’ve no idea of the name of this particular apple, for the tree that it came from was in my garden for some time before I came here. It was a good eater and probably came out of a Cox’s. Another bonus about painting still life fruit pictures is you get to eat the props.

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