Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

Posts from the ‘Birds’ category

Bird Paintings – ‘Barn Owl Stretching’

The most widely distributed owl in the world https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_owl , my most favorite of all owls and a real challenge to paint. More birds here https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-7n .

‘Barn Owl Stretching’

Oil on canvas panel 12 3/8 x 16 3/8 in

Painting sold, commissions invited, any subject. Fill the form out with your details.

‘The Nuthatch’ (Sitta Europaea)

One of my favorite birds and a frequent visitor to my garden. I have an old pear tree in the middle of my garden and when ever they are about watch them on the pear tree going busily up and down hunting for insects hiding in the bark of the trunk. There just isn’t the time to paint all the things that I see.

The Nuthatch

‘The Nuthatch’

Oil on panel 16 x 12 ins

Painting available to purchase

Commissions invited for 2021

One of my favourite common garden birds. I sold this painting from the wall of my North Staffordshire gallery to a very nice couple from Scotland, who were on holiday and paid me a visit at the gallery.

The Chaffinch
‘Common Chaffinch’ (Fringilla coelebs)
Oil on panel 6 x 8 in
Commissions are invited for 2021, any Genre.

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‘An Teallach and Little Loch Broom’ Cattle Watering’

‘This fabled mountain is perhaps the most impressive in Britain, and gives a day of drama and views that will live in the memory forever. An Teallach is a mountain in Scotland. It lies to the southwest of Dundonnell and overlooks Little Loch Broom, in an area often nicknamed the “great wilderness”. An Teallach means ‘The Anvil’ or ‘The Forge’ in Scottish Gaelic; although most scholars claim the latter is most correct as the mountain’s name refers more to the colour of the terrain in certain lighting conditions, rather than shape.’

I discovered An Teallach whilst on holiday in the West Coast of Scotland. Some people that paid me a visit at my gallery in Staffordshire owned a cottage in Gruinard in Wester Ross, and I painted a picture for them in exchange for two weeks  stay in their cottage. The painting here was executed some time after back in my studio and is essentially an exhibition painting. It would be technically impossible to paint anything like this on the spot.

'An Teallach and Little Loch Broom' Cattle Watering'

‘An Teallach and Little Loch Broom’ Cattle Watering’

Oil on canvas 24″ x 36″

Commissions invited, any subject

‘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

Available to purchase :: derek@shapirofineart.com