This painting was inspired by the view from my hotel balcony in Paris of the pedestrian below me, trying to button his coat as he walked against the wind. I created the movement of the walking figure in expressive brushstrokes that emulate pixelation and motion.  I use the unique aerial perspective to turn the human figure into a more abstract shape and to emphasize the movement of the figure.

- Warren Keating

Blue Monday

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

18" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 0 oz.



Warren Keating
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Getting to Know Warren

Warren Keating's paintings start with documentation. He captures subjects on video from birds-eye views, digitizes the film on his computer and, finally, paints them on canvas in an active style he describes as Pixel Impressionism. He merges artistic elements of the 20th Century with 21st Century technology. Warren credits Futurism as well as Richard Diebenkorn and Willem de Kooning as influences in his paintings. Fun fact: Warren’s inspiration for this series came from a vacation to Paris where he photographed passersby from his hotel balcony in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.