Here is a 20" x 24" still life inspired by the work of Paul Cezanne. It is part of a series I am doing copying great artists including Paul Gauguin and Van Gogh. In this work I copied what Cezanne painted for a background as closely as I could to better learn what he did. Instead of the apples he featured, I put in some vegetables we had on hand. This is the second attempt at this format I put in tomatoes and squash this time I also made it a little more like Gauguin by softening the hard edges. I have done this type of copying before and I find it very helpful in understanding how an artist works.
The best way to easily see most of my paintings for sales is to go to my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/bill.ives2 - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art. One is for discounted pairings under $100. The other is for most of the rest (over $100). The third is for paintings that I have either sold or ones that are not for sale. However, if anyone is interested in them I will paint another version for them on commission. I will ship anywhere and have shipped art works as far as Australia.
In New Orleans there are currently paintings hanging at two of my favorite New Orleans restaurants. One is Willie Mae’s Uptown. It is located at 7457 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 504-417-5424. Here is a post describing the showing at Willie Mae’s. Another is Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe. Here is a post describing the showing at Riccobono's. It is located at 7801 Panola Street (504 314-1810). You can also contact me to see more of them. There are also paintings haning at the Albert Brown Salon located at 3424 Magazine Street in New Orleans. Here is a post about the Albert Brown show with all of the images. You can also find my work at the Salvadorian restaurant, La Macarena located at 8120 Hampson St, New Orleans, just off Carrolton Ave. at Riverbend. Here is a post on it: New Paintings Are for Sale at La Macarena, New Orleans.
I am now having a second show at Buffa’s Back Room, one of my favorite music venues in New Orleans. Here is a post on this new show at Buffa's. Here is a post on the first one: My Paintings Are Up at Buffa’s Back Room, New Orleans. There are also two paintings as part of the permanent collection at Red Gravy, a wonderful downtown Italian restaurant at 125 Camp Street. (504) 561-8844. Here is a post about them: Red Gravy: Great New Orleans Brunch. Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches.