Escape from Alcatraz
About this artwork
Creating a curious narrative, artist Keith Thomson shows a couple traveling the open sea with a rowboat. The man dons an orange jumpsuit and looks warily in the distance, suggesting his inauspicious predicament. As subjects go, San Francisco Bay is a painter's paradise, says Keith. He presents the water as a mosaic of grays, greens, and blues with warm hints of yellow, red, and orange.