Shapiro Fine Art

Collection of traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro. All subjects with an emphasis on commissioned work.

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‘Sunday Afternoon’

‘Sunday Afternoon’, a young couple take a pony and carriage ride passing a thatched cottage in a quiet rural backwater of the Gloucestershire countryside. Beside the aesthetic charm of this picture, the object and fascination was to convey to the viewer the atmosphere of light and shade, and the strong contrast between bright sunshine and dark shadows where the sun fails to reach, where one is almost blinded when looking into the shadows.

An oil painting of a horse drawn carriage on a bright sunny day passing a Gloucestershire cottage in a quiet backwater

‘Sunday Afternoon’

Oil on canvas 16″ x 12″

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‘Cottage at Osmaston’ Derbyshire

An oil painting on a panel of a thatched cottage in a small hamlet with chickens feeding in the foreground.

‘Cottage at Osmaston’ Derbyshire 

Oil on panel

I discovered this cottage whilst out walking in the small hamlet of Osmaston which is situated between Uttoxeter and Ashbourne in the County of Derbyshire. Osmaston has numerous thatched cottages, some that I have painted before, such as ‘Lane End’, which is around the corner from the above painting. With the privilege of artists licence I renamed it Lane End because it was situated at the bottom of the road. With licence again I changed the tarmac to a dirt lane and added the Rhode Island Red chickens and the figure having just fed them leaving the scene.

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‘A Quiet Backwater’ 

Oil on canvas 12″ x 16″ (30.48 cm x 40.64)

I discovered this scene of a thatched cottage in a place called Little Hazley which is situated in Oxfordshire, a virtually untouched part of our English landscape where time stands still. I changed the road from tarmac into a dirt path which I thought would be more fitting for this type of scene, beside  I don’t much like tamac in paintings! The painting was snapped up at an exhibition I had in Staffordshire.

 

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‘Lane End’

The thatched cottage in this painting is situated in Osmaston , a small Derbyshire country estate village. This pretty village is the arc typical  English village – thatched cottages, village green,  village pond – pub and church!

 

'Lane End' Osmaston Derbyshire Oil on canvas 12 x 16 ins

‘Lane End’ Osmaston Derbyshire

Always a good subject when I feel stuck to do a painting.

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‘Osmaston Cottage’ Derbyshire

'Osmaston Cottage' Oil on panel

‘Osmaston Cottage’ Oil on panel

 

This thatched cottage is situated in Osmaston , a small Derbyshire country estate village. This pretty village is the archtypical English village – thatched cottages, village green, village pond – pub and church!

Always a good subject when I feel stuck to do a painting.