Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

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‘Birds Nest with Hawthorne’, on zinc panel the 2nd print that went to publishers.

An oil painting of a birds nest with Hawthorne set on a mossy ground

For those that are interested, the reason why this was painted onto zinc stems from working as a Ceramic Artist in the china industry for Coalport, because it was a similar ground to bone china to paint on.

I like the detail of this painting something I picked up at Coalport, which I carried forward to later work, it has been particularly useful for painting still life where you can bring the detail to the fore, my biggest problem was getting rid of small squirrel, badger & ox hair brushes. I now go straight in with bristle brushes and finish off with smaller sables.

Since the advent of digital imaging and the way technology has moved forward in leaps and bounds has made websites etc possible. If I’m totally honest about it I don’t much like it as it robs me of my painting, but realize to a certain degree, you have got to jump on the bandwagon or get left behind.

The original painting was stolen along with my my car whilst I was on business in York, if anybody knows of it’s whereabouts please get in touch.

I have on offer as I’ve photographed most of my originals and select a few to go to print, Limited Edition Lithograph of this painting.

A birds nest painting in oil on a panel surrounded by Hawthorne on a natural ground
‘Birds Nest with Hawthorne’

Oil on zinc 8 x 10 in – 20.32 x 25.4 cm

Primroses painted in oil of a birds nest and 1 butterfly.

An oil painting of a birds nest and butterfly with primroses against a mossy bank.

A still life oil painting on canvas, in an oval format painted in the Victorian style of painting.

In this picture is a beautiful realistic image of a Painted Lady butterfly, it makes me little sad and its a shame that the life span of these insects in the wild, from egg to death, is a mere 15 to 29 days.

I used to work from a home studio and painted for an agent as well as teaching art part time in adult education, and this would be one of the last paintings I did for him, until I opened my first gallery.

For more still life paintings click here.

A painting of primroses with a birds nest and a butterfly in the traditional Victorian style of painting
‘Birds Nest with Primroses’

Oil on Oval panel 8 x 10 in – 20.32 x 25.4 cm