L.Dodson Landscape

Describe it.

What kinds of things do you see in this painting? What else do you see? The things I see in this picture is a river flowing in the valley of some mountains. I also see the sun spreading across the sky.

What words would you use to describe this painting? What other words might we use?

How would you describe the lines in this picture? The shapes? The colors? What does this painting show?

Look at this painting for a moment. What observations can you make about it? The observation I make about my painting is it is not that good but it has some good qualities.

How would you describe this painting to a person who could not see it?

How would you describe the people in this picture? Are they like you or different?

How would you describe (the place depicted in) this painting? The place that is depicted is the grand canyon

II. Relate it.

What does this painting remind you of? This painting reminds of a off brand grand canyon

What things do you recognize in this painting? What things seem new to you?

How is this painting like the one we just saw? What are some important differences?

What do these two paintings have in common?

How is this picture different from real life? This artwork is different from the real life picture because the sun has rays of light spread across the whole thing and my artwork doesn’t.

What interests you most about this work of art? What interest me most about this picture is river because it has different shades of blue.

III. Analyze it.

Which objects seems closer to you? Further away?

What can you tell me about the colors in this painting? The colors in this picture are cool because there are different shades of one color.

What color is used the most in this painting? The color used most in this painting is brown.

What makes this painting look crowded? What makes this painting crowded is the brown because I used a lot of it and a little bit of other colors.

What can you tell me about the person in this painting?

What can you tell me about how this person lived? How did you arrive at that idea?

What do you think is the most important part of this picture?

How do you think the artist made this work?

What questions would you ask the artist about this work, if s/he were here?

IV. Interpret it.

What title would you give to this painting? What made you decide on that title?

What other titles could we give it?

What do you think is happening in this painting? What else could be happening?

What sounds would this painting make (if it could)?If this painting could make sound it would be the stream of water.

What do you think is going on in this picture? How did you arrive at that idea?

What do you think this painting is about? How did you come up that idea?

Pretend you are inside this painting. What does it feel like? Inside the painting would be really hot because it is at the grand canyon.

What do you think this (object) was used for? How did you arrive at that idea?

Why do you suppose the artist made this painting? What makes you think that?

What do you think it would be like to live in this painting? What makes you think that? It would not be good to live their because there is not much food except for the fish in the river.

V. Evaluate it.

What do you think is good about this painting? What is not so good?

Do you think the person who painted this do a good or bad job? What makes you think so?

Why do you think other people should see this work of art? Other people should see this work of art because they should see what I worked hard on.

What do you think other people would say about this work? Why do you think that?

What grade would you give the artist for this work? How did you arrive at that grade?

What would you do with this work if you owned it? IfI i owned this artwork I would hang it up on the living room wall.

What do you think is worth remembering about this painting? What is worth remembering is the amount of time I spent to work on it and finish it.

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