Shapiro Fine Art

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

Posts from the ‘Landscape’ category

‘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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‘Hard Winter’

This painting was purchased by a client who purchased a Limited Edition Print of HMS Warspite. He also commissioned me to paint a picture depicting Warspite during the first world war, embarking and passing through the Forth Bridge on her way to the Battle of Jutland. The Painting hangs in his house in Canada.

 

An oil painting of pheasants foraging for food in set in a wooded snowy landscape

‘Hard Winter’

Oil on canvas 16″ x 20″

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‘ Brooklands Lake’

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‘Brooklands Lake’  Oil on canvas panel 8 x 10 in    🔴

Oil on canvas 8 x 12 in

Painted for a client who has had a number of paintings off me.

Brian, who over the years has become a good friend, dug the lake out in this painting and has recently stocked it with various types of fish.

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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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‘Sunday Afternoon’

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″

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.

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‘10.45 to Newby Bridge Halt’

An oil painting of a steam engine of the Lakeside Haverthwaite heritage railway stopping off at the Newby Bridge Halt railway station and on it's way to Lake Windermere

‘10.45 to Newby Bridge Halt’

Oil on canvas panel 8″ x 12″

42073 class, BR Fairburn pulls in at Newby Bridge railway station.

This steam engine is from the Lakeside Haverthwaite heritage railway and the train stops at Lakeside station where you can board a boat on Lake Windermere.

I took in Newby Bridge on a walk I did along a stretch of the River Leven, the bridge is situated on the southern end of Lake Windermere and after a coffee at the hotel set off from the station where I was lucky enough to see the train passing through the station.

‘Winter’

Bone China Plaque 9″ Diameter

This painting  which is in my collection, although I would consider selling, was painted during my time at Coalport China.

Painted with on glaze metal oxides and fired into the glaze. During my time at Coalport China part of the world famous Wedgwood Group, I trained to paint as a Ceramic Artist in the Prestige Department, without doubt the most difficult medium I have used, the unique thing about painting on china is that it is totally permanent unless the piece of china is smashed in some way.

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