What can we learn from looking at Alex Colville’s Snowplow?

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

Why is the person standing with their back to the viewer? What effect does it have?  What time of year is it?  What time of day is it? How would you describe the atmosphere in the painting? What visual elements support your ideas?

Let’s imagine

If you tapped the person on the shoulder, what do you think would happen?