Shapiro Fine Art

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

Posts tagged ‘Still Life’

‘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’

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.

‘Véroniques 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

If you would like to secure the painting on a small deposit until after the exhibition please click here.

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‘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.

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

 

New Still Life Print. Strictly Limited to just 30 Artist Signed prints.

Limited edition artist signed still life print of an old country chair with a shotgun and a brace of pheasants.

‘Still Life of a Brace of Pheasants a Country Chair and Shotgun’.

Limited Edition Giclee.

Edition Size 30.

Image Size: 9.50″ x 7.75″. Framed Size: 18″ x 16″.

Price: Framed £250.00. ( UK only )

Postage and Packing £10.00

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‘Birds Nest Paintings’

'Birds Nest with Hawthorne'1 Oil on canvas , an oil painting of a birds nest with Chaffinch eggs on a natural ground and a mossy bank with a spray of Hawthorne blossom

‘Birds Nest with Hawthorne’ 1

'Birds Nest with Hawthorne' 2 Oil on canvas , an oil painting of a birds nest with Chaffinch eggs on a natural ground and a mossy bank with a spray of Hawthorne blossom

‘Birds Nest with Hawthorne’ 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil on canvas 8 x 10 ins

These birds nests are painted very much in the Victorian tradition of still life painting. I have a small collection of old nests and bring in earth and ground litter and different blossom when in season,along with moss etc and stage set them in the studio and work from life. You can’t beat working from life to get at the essence of things!

Available to purchase:: contact  derek@shapirofineart.com