Red LineKeith Thomson
Oil paint and ink on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
24 " h x 36 " w x 1.5 " d |6 lbs. 0 oz.
A young woman waits for the subway in New York. Great sense of movement created with strong diagonal lines, accents of red, yellow and white, and the figure's blowing hair. "You know those speed lines in comics, those abstract lines that indicate people or objects are moving quickly? This is an attempt to apply them to oil paintings," says Keith Thomson.
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.