Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

‘Late Summer’ Hathersage Derbyshire

Paintings from walks I’ve done.

On a misty day in late summer  it rained for most of the day, which was reduced to a drizzle in the early afternoon. In the Derwent Valley the village of Hathersage which is situated in the Peak District of Derbyshire, can just be seen in the distance looking back between the trees. To the right of the painting you can drop down a bank to the River Derwent, where you can cross the river by way of stepping stones which take you to the other side, and you can continue along a worn river path which takes you into the village of Shatton.

Landscape painting of a scene near Hathersage, Derbyshire

‘Late Summer’ Hathersage Derbyshire

Oil on canvas 12″ x 16″

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Charcoal and pencil portrait drawing

This is Phil who arrived in and now lives in my village. I first met up with Phil in my local pub and have since become good mates.

Another lesson in my dormant drawing skills and my latest drawing which I have added to a seperate page on my website, a lesson in light and shade where the use of colour is eliminated and where a black and white study stands on its own without being held together by colour.

 

‘Phil ‘ aka Pinhead’

 

Charcoal and pencil on paper 13.50 x 10.50

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‘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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‘Jaffy’ the Wire Haired Fox Terrier’

I posted this painting of Jaffy to Canada just before Christmas a gift to the clients Mother and received this message recently;

Hi Derek…

My mom was delighted with the picture.  The detail is amazing, and his expression which is so key to a wire fox terrier is perfect.  The colour is spot on, including the black shading around his ears.  It’s wonderful how the coat texture is so clear, including the waves on his beard, and even the little wispy bits.  My mom declared it to be the “best Christmas gift ever”!  Oh…..one other thing, Jaffy’s registered name is Brocolitia Make Me Proud.   He was actually born with in England and exported to Canada at 6 months.

Thank you so much!

Sent from my iPad

Commissioned oil portrait of a Wire Haired Fox Terrier head study oportrait oil painting of

‘Jaffy’ the Wire Haired Fox Terrier’ 

Oil on panel 8 x 6 in

Commissioned Painting

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