Shapiro Fine Art

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

Posts from the ‘Figurative’ category

‘Amelia’

A head and shoulders oil portrait of a child girl called Amelia

‘Amelia’

Oil on canvas panel 12 x 8 in

Commissioned portrait of a child girl.

To commission a portrait, please click here

 

 

‘Life Study’ 5 Oil on paper

A minature painting in oil on paper of a classical nude model

‘Life Study’ 5

Miniature oil on paper

Framed size 7 1/4 x 6 3/4 in
Without frame Oval Mounted 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 in
Actual painting measures 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in

 

Commissioned by a client who collects miniature paintings.

Paintings classed as miniatures should measure no more than 4.50 in x 6 in including the frame.

To contact Derek,please click here

‘The Last Drive’

A Sepia watercolour study of a shooting man standing at a peg on the last drive of a pheasant shoot

‘The Last Drive’

Pencil and Sepia Watercolour

Study in watercolour, worked up in sepia, from a sketch out in the field.Number six of a series of shooting studies.

Further paintings, please click here

‘Morning Drive’

A study of a gun on a pheasant drive with his Yellow Labrador dog ready for a retrieve

‘Morning Drive’ 

Pencil and Sepia Watercolour

Study in watercolour, worked up in sepia, from a sketch out in the field. Number five of a series of shooting studies.

Further paintings, please click here

‘Rough Shooting’

A pencil and Sepia watercolour sketch of a shooting man and his Spaniel hunting game birds

‘Rough Shooting’

Pencil and Sepia Watercolour Study

Study in watercolour, worked up in sepia, from a sketch out in the field.Number four out of six shooting studies.

Further paintings, please click here

 

‘Study of a Gun and Spaniel’

A watercolour sketch of a man shooting pheasants with a spaniels sitting eagerly by

‘Study of a gun and spaniel’

Sepia watercolour sketch

Study in watercolour, worked up in sepia, from a sketch out in the field.

More of these shooting studies in sepia will be posted soon.

Commissions welcome, any subject.

 

‘Oliver’

‘Oliver’

Pastel on paper 15″ x 12″

This is a commissioned  pastel portrait of Oliver, who at the time was four years of age. I find pastel portraits of children particularly demanding for there are no characteristic features to latch onto and children are smooth and wrinkle free.

 

 

Portrait commissions invited.

An informal portrait painting of a business man relaxing at his home, whilst watching a racehorse he owns on television

‘John Forsythe Esq’ 

Oil on canvas 20 x 16 ins

This is an informal painting of John, a successful business man.

John’s wife Margaret came into the gallery and asked me if I would paint his portrait.

John, who is at the helm of a successful transport business and normally  wears a suit for work, decided that I paint him dressed informally,relaxing in his home, whilst watching television.

I worked from an initial sitting, made notes and took photographs for reference, as John chatted away about his climb from rags to riches.

Commissions welcome, any subject, please click here .