Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

Posts from the ‘Still Life’ category

Still Life Paintings – A Pair of Apples and Gooseberries (2)

These small fruit studies make charming paintings and have proven to be popular among’st collectors. There are over 1200 varieties of English Apple, they have enchanting names: Acklam Russets, Barnack Beauty, Nutmeg Pippin, Knobby Russet…and many more.

The inspiration for these paintings stems from the stylised fruit that I was trained to paint during my time working for Coalport China.

Studies, such as these , which I paint today, have much more realism, I have a grower of various varieties of apple locally and can set them up in the studio and work from life.

There is no substitute for observation than working from nature, nature being our greatest teacher.

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A Pair of Apples and Gooseberries (2)

Oil on panel 5 x 7 ins

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‘Blue and White’

This oil on canvas hangs in my kitchen along with blue and white earthenware which my wife collects, along with some bone china which I painted during my time with Coalport China before their timely demise. Everyday objects such as this earthenware which was mass produced in the Staffordshire pottery industry more often than not make for the best paintings.

‘Blue and White’

Oil on canvas panel 9.50″ x 15″

Painting available to purchase , commissions like this or other on request.

‘Study of an Apple and Two Plums’

These small fruit studies make charming paintings and have proven to be popular amongst collectors. There are over 1200 varieties of English Apple, they have enchanting names: Acklam Russets, Barnack Beauty, Nutmeg Pippin, Knobby Russet…and many more.The inspiration for these paintings stems from the stylised fruit that I was trained to paint during my time working for Coalport China.Studies, such as these , which I paint today, have much more realism. I have a grower of various varieties of apple locally and can set them up in the studio and work from life.There is no substitute for observation than working from nature, nature being our greatest teacher.

‘An Apple and Two Plums’

Oil on canvas 5 x 7 in 🔴

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‘The Pearl Earring’

Every picture tells a story

An interior of a summer house, on the table sit two glasses and a bottle of red wine, Chateaunerf Du Pap, perhaps a favourite wine? A reading book has been put down; a pearl earring and button have been placed on the table, what is going on in this painting? It is down to the viewer to decide. Would you like  a still life painting made up of your favourite wine, accompanied by objects which have real meaning to you?

A Still life oil painting of a bottle of chateauneuf du pape wine, a pearl earring, a button and reading book, set inside a summer house

‘The Pearl Earring’

Oil on panel 12 x 8.75 in NFS

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‘Véroniques Windowsill’

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Your favorite wine and cheese along with some personal objects which have a special meaning to you, if your not into still life perhaps a landscape of a memorable scene or a portrait of your best friend.

‘Véroniques Windowsill’

 Oil on canvas 20 x 24 ins NFS

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‘Study of a Conference Pear and Grapes’

My latest still life painting of a pear with a bunch of grapes which sits on top of an old Victorian scrub top sideboard in a Victorian scullery, yet to be framed and to go into an exhibition planned for next year.

 

‘Study of a Conference Pear and Grapes’

Oil on panel 5.50 x 7.50 in

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‘Study of a Fallen Apple’

This windswept apple was collected from the bottom of my garden. I’ve no idea of the name of this particular apple, for the tree that it came from was in my garden for some time before I came here. It was a good eater and probably came out of a Cox’s. Another bonus about painting still life fruit pictures is you get to eat the props.

 

A still life painting of a fallen apple and blackberries on a natural ground and a mossy background

‘Study of a Fallen Apple and Blackberries’ 

Oil on panel 5 x 7 in

Painting sold

Commissions invited similar to this for 2020,or any subject. Please get in touch.