Oil paint and ink on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
24 " h x 36 " w x 1.5 " d |5 lbs. 0 oz.
An expansive view of a New York City street, filled with interesting architectural details, pedestrians, taxis, delivery vehicles and a lone red balloon drifting upward. "Think "The Red Balloon" as an impressionist painting set in modern Manhattan rather than a live-action film set in 1950s Paris," says Keith.
Keith Thomson is a mixed-media artist whose art is packed with wit, humor, and ingenuity. He began his artistic career as a political cartoonist in the 90’s, a background that is reflected in the sharp storytelling of his artwork. His portfolio relishes in the escapism offered by art; each painting, though realistic in style, presents a scenario with a surreal and, at times, ironic twist. To begin a work, he sketches out his idea using an animation software. Then, he transfers the sketch onto the canvas and finally starts to layer oil paint. In addition to painting, he writes spy novels and nonfiction articles.