What can we learn from looking at Stephen May’s Toy Boat?
Take your time. Look carefully. Where do your eyes go first? Then where? Take in as many details as you can. Encourage students to ask questions. What visual elements in the artwork prompt the questions asked?
What colours did Stephen May use in this painting? And to what effect? This is a large painting, 137,6 x 183,1 cm or 4-1/2’x6’ of a toy boat.
Describe the impact the size has on your experience of the painting.
If you could set sail, where would Toy Boat take you? Who would be with you?