Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

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New Portrait Drawing

This is Les, aka Elsie, who moved into my village some years ago. Elsie because his middle name is Colin…which makes his initials LC…it  was his nickname when at school.

There are many strings to Les’s bow, as well as being a designer, photographer, writer, speaker, Les decided about ten years ago to launch his own one-man, creative magazine. Going through many potential names, one day his old school nickname popped back into his head, so the magazine Elsie was born.

“visual cornucopia of stuff that inspires, intrigues and excites me…I hope it does the same for you”

You can check it out at: www.elsiemagazine.co.uk 

   Head study on paper in pencil of a man

‘Les Jones aka Elsie’

Pencil on SVE paper 12 x 10 in

Commissions welcome, ask for details

More drawings here, https://wp.me/P2Ijh6-1O1

Charcoal and pencil portrait drawing

This is Phil who arrived in and now lives in my village. I first met up with Phil in my local pub and have since become good mates.

Another lesson in my dormant drawing skills and my latest drawing which I have added to a seperate page on my website, a lesson in light and shade where the use of colour is eliminated and where a black and white study stands on its own without being held together by colour.

 

‘Phil ‘ aka Pinhead’

 

Charcoal and pencil on paper 13.50 x 10.50

Commissions such as this undertaken, contact me here

 

 

‘Hattie’

This drawing is of Hattie, short for Harriet, to be presented to my youngest daughter and partner Steve on Christmas day. Earlier on I decided to revive my dormant drawing skills and have included this picture of Harriet to my drawings page https://wp.me/P2Ijh6-1O1 , hope you like it.

 

‘Hattie’ Charcoal on Paper 16 x 13 in

Commissions welcome, any subject, contact me here 

 

‘Posthumous Portrait Study of a Cross Bred Dog’

This is a posthumous drawing of a dog. I don’t normally do pencil drawings but as I was asked by a client who wanted to surprise her husband with this drawing as a birthday gift, and as she has bought things off me in the past, on this occasion I said that I would and decided to let her have it at a discounted price. To cut a long story short, she has never seen the drawing and I’ve not seen her since. Fortunately for me this type of occurrence has never happened before, so to put the drawing to use, I decided to create a new gallery that will show off any drawings that I decide to do in the future. In the past the only drawing that I’ve done are preparatory sketches for paintings where I go straight in with a brush. As far as the discipline of drawing goes, age and indolence has caught me up and I intend to use a pencil a lot more, there is nothing quite like it to teach you about light and shade.

 

Portrait study in pencil of a cross bred dog called Millie

‘Milly’

Pencil on card 10″ x 7″