What can we learn from looking at  David Brown Milne’s Saranac Hills Evening?

Let’s look

Take your time. Look carefully. Where do your eyes go first? Then where? Take in as many details as you can.

Let’s describe

What season is it?  What time of day is it? What is the weather like? What visual elements support your ideas? What colours did Milne use? How do you think he made them? If you could put yourself in the scene, where would you be in order to take in the view the Milne painted?

Encourage students to ask questions. What visual elements in the artwork prompt the questions asked?  What visual elements support their answers?

Let’s imagine

You are bird flying high and free above the Saranac hills in the evening.  What would you see?  Where might you be going?  Are you with anyone or are you alone?