Shapiro Fine Art

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

‘Portrait of a Hereford Bull Resting’

Oil on canvas panel 8 x 10 in

This is my latest animal painting of a pollard Hereford Bull.

Hereford cattle, especially bulls make great paintings. I saw this magnificent beast relaxing in a field whilst out walking in Cumbria and immediately thought it would make for a great painting. I like the result and hope that you do to.

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An oil portrait painting of an polarded Hereford Bull lying down in a field resting

‘Portrait of a Hereford Bull Resting’

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‘Posthumous Portrait Study of a Cross Bred Dog’

A pencil portrait study of a mongrel dog on paper

‘ Posthumous Portrait Study of a Cross Bred Dog’

Pencil on card 10″ x 7″ approx;

This is a posthumous drawing of a dog. I don’t normally do pencil drawings but as I was asked by a client who wanted to surprise her husband with this drawing as a birthday gift, and as she has bought things off me in the past, on this occasion I said that I would and decided to let her have it at a discounted price. To cut a long story short, she has never seen the drawing and I’ve not seen her since. Fortunately for me this type of occurrence has never happened before, so to put the drawing to use, I decided to create a new gallery that will show off any drawings that I decide to do in the future. In the past the only drawing that I’ve done are preparatory sketches for paintings where I go straight in with a brush. As far as the discipline of drawing goes, age and indolence has caught me up and I intend to use a pencil a lot more, there is nothing quite like it to teach you about light and shade.

‘ 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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‘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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‘Sheep Gathering at a Hay Feeder’

An oil painting of Texal Sheep feeding at a hay feeder

‘ Sheep Gathering at a Hay Feeder’

 

Oil on canvas

I pass this field on the way to my gallery and on this particular occasion there where sheep grazing and gathering at the hay feeder and thought immediately would make for an ideal painting. I sold the painting in my gallery shortly after hanging it on the wall. The couple that bought the painting have since commissioned me to paint their house which is situated not to far away in the country.

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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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