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

Still Life Painting. ‘ Granny Smiths’

A still life oil painting of a pair of Granny Smiths apples with Blackberries with a mossy background

‘Granny Smiths’

Oil on panel 5 x 7 ins

‘Granny Smith’ which originated in Australia in 1868 was discovered by Maria Anne Smith.  

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.

For more details, please click here

 

‘Vèroniques Windowsill’

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

‘Veroniques Windowsill’ 

Oil on canvas i6 x 20 in

Artists Collection

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 bitter sweet lesson in life.

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

An apple called James Grieve

An oil painting of an fallen apple and Blackberries on a natural ground

‘James Grieve’

Oil on panel 5 x 7 ins

‘James Grieve’ is an old variety of apple and gets its name from its breeder, James Grieve’

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.

For more details, please click here

‘Study of an Apple and Two Plums’

Still Life oil painting of an apple and two plums with a mossy background

 ‘Study of an Apple and Two Plums’

Oil on panel 5 x 7 ins

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.

For more details, please click here

New Still Life Apple Painting

 

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A Pair of Apples and Gooseberries (2)

Oil on panel 5 x 7 ins

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.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE :: PLEASE CLICK HERE

New Still Life Apple Painting

 

Still life painting of a fallen apple with Blackberries

‘Blenheim Orange’

Oil on panel 5 x 7 in

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 ‘Blenheim Orange’s’ 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.

Available to purchase: Contact Derek here