Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

Posts tagged ‘Birds’

The emblem bird of the RSPB

The Avocet is one of my favorite wading birds and the emblem of the RSPB. A joy to paint with it’s curved beak and striking black and white plumage.

'The Avocet' Oil on panel 16 x 12 ins
‘The Avocet’
Oil on panel 16 x 12 in – 40.64 x 30.48 cm

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Bird Paintings – ‘Barn Owl Stretching’

The most widely distributed owl in the world , my most favorite of all owls and a real challenge to paint. More birds here .

‘Barn Owl Stretching’

Oil on canvas panel 12 3/8 x 16 3/8 in

Painting sold, commissions invited, any subject. Fill the form out with your details.

‘The Nuthatch’ (Sitta Europaea)

One of my favorite birds and a frequent visitor to my garden. I have an old pear tree in the middle of my garden and when ever they are about watch them on the pear tree going busily up and down hunting for insects hiding in the bark of the trunk. There just isn’t the time to paint all the things that I see.

The Nuthatch

‘The Nuthatch’

Oil on panel 16 x 12 ins

Painting available to purchase

‘Whooper Swans Migrating’

These Whooper swans in full flight are on their way to  their wintering sites in southern Europe and eastern Asia. They can migrate hundreds or thousands of miles and have been seen flying at heights of eight thousand feet.” Perhaps the most impressive altitude record is that of a flock of Whooper Swans which was seen on radar arriving over Northern Ireland on migration and was visually identified by an airline pilot at 29,000 feet”!. One of the challenges of this painting was to get across to the viewer the incredible heights they can fly during migration, hence the deliberate purpose of a large amount of sky. I often see skeins of  Canadian geese flying over my house but they are never as impressive or as majestic as Whoopers.

Oil painting on canvas of Whooper Swans flying high on migration to their wintering sites in Southern Europe and Eastern Asia
‘Whooper Swans Migrating’

Oil on canvas 20 x 30 in

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The Wren

‘ Wren’ Perched On A Bolt’

Oil on oval panel 10″ x 8″ (25.4 cm x 20.32 cm)

Commissions invited, any subject

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