Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

Posts from the ‘Birds’ category

‘The Song Thrush’ Turdus Philomelos

I used to see and here these lovely songsters in my garden frequently. Sadly they are now in serious decline, especially on farm land, and according to the R S P B it is now a  Red List species and globally threatened.

 

'The Song Thrush' Turdus philomelos Oil on panel 8 x 6 ins

‘The Song Thrush’ Turdus philomelos

Oil on panel 8 x 6 ins

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‘The Goldfinch’ Carduelis carduelis (2)

An oil painting of a Goldfinch feeding on Teasel. These striking birds are frequent visitors to my garden, they feed on the nyger seed in the feeders sighted opposite the kitchen window and keep me entertained when I break for coffee.

Oil painting study of a Goldfinch bird feeding on Teasel

‘The Goldfinch’  Oil on paper 8 x 6 ins

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‘Whooper Swans Migrating’

Oil painting on canvas of Whooper Swans flying high on migration to their wintering sites in Southern Europe and Eastern Asia

Oil on canvas 20 x 30 ins

These Whooper swans in full flight are on their way to  their wintering sites in southern Europe and eastern Asia. They can migrate hundreds or thousands of miles and have been seen flying at heights of eight thousand feet.” Perhaps the most impressive altitude record is that of a flock of Whooper Swans which was seen on radar arriving over Northern Ireland on migration and was visually identified by an airline pilot at 29,000 feet”!. One of the challenges of this painting was to get across to the viewer the incredible heights they can fly during migration, hence the deliberate purpose of a large amount of sky. I often see skeins of  Canadian geese flying over my house but they are never as impressive or as majestic as Whoopers.

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