Shapiro Fine Art

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

Posts from the ‘Still Life’ category

‘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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‘VĂŠroniques Windowsill’

COMMISSIONS SUCH AS THIS UNDERTAKEN

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.

‘VĂŠroniques 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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‘Vèroniques Windowsill’

This painting was completed some time ago and was a pivotal point in my career. I have a Limited Edition print which is available on my site, if interested please click here. As well as being a turning point in what I was attempting to achieve with my painting, it turned out to be a bittersweet lesson in life.

French still life painting of a bottle of wine and cheese on a windowsill

‘Veroniques Windowsill’

Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in

Artists Collection

Commissions of this genre are welcome, please contact me at derek@shapirofineart.com

‘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  :: derek@shapirofineart.com

‘Egremont Russet’

'Egremont Russet's' Oil on canvas 5 x 7 ins

‘Egremont Russet’ Oil on canvas 5 x 7 ins

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 Russet, 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 ‘Egremont Russet’ 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 for working from life.

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