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

‘Portrait of a Seaforth Highlander’

The Seaforth Highlander, based on an old black and white photo of William Frederick Sutton, thought to be in the early 1930’s, commissioned by William’s son.

‘Portrait of a Seaforth Highlander’

‘William Frederic Sutton’

Mixed Media 10 x 7 in.

Commissioned painting

 

 

An Oil Painting Of A Woodsman Taking A Break

Scenes like this are seldom seen and I was extremely fortunate to find such a chance and put it to canvas. I came upon this scene whilst out walking at a place called Rodney’s Pillar. Rodney’s Pillar is set on a hilltop in Montgomeryshire about a mile from the boundary with Shropshire. The hilltop rises to 900 ft and at the top give spectacular 360 degree views across Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales. You can follow a path, open to the public, which takes you through woods on both sides and leads up to the hilltop.

There is also pheasant shooting during  the season and from October to January access is closed to the public on a shoot day. The woodsman in the painting was having a lunch break prior to which he had been working his blue roan, Dutch Draft mare, which was flattening bracken in the woods.

 

An oil painting of a Dutch Blue heavy horse and a woodsman taking a midday break.

‘The Woodsman’

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 ins

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Commissions Invited for 2020, any subject

Portrait of the Golfer ‘Rory Mcllroy’

We are going to be gripped by the Open fever this week as the World’s greatest golf tournament gets underway at Royal Portrush. I hope that Rory Mcllroy will be victorious as I have a spot for Rory having painted his portrait recently.

This is the sort of bespoke piece that I can do for you if you are a golfer, or any other type of sportsperson or a general portrait of yourself come to think of it.

The reason that I chose to do a portrait of Rory is that he is a household name and recognisable by many and shows the likeness I can achieve.

Give me a call on 07746 001904 and I will explain the process – in the meantime, good luck Rory!

 

‘Rory Mcllroy’

Oil on canvas 24″ x 20″

Commissions invited for 2020, any subject.

 

 

 

 

 

‘Foggy Morning’

I sold this painting from my gallery, which is housed in a rural complex of North Staffordshire. There is a  driven pheasant shoot on an estate about half a mile away. The client who bought the painting is into field sports in a big way and is a member of the shoot.

An oil on canvas painting of a fieldsports man shooting pheasants on the second drive of a pheasant shoot with his labrador Peg dog sitting by his side

‘Foggy Morning’ 

Oil on canvas 20″ x 30″

Commissions welcome of you on your favourite game shoot :: Contact me 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.

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‘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.

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‘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.

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‘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.

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