Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • Is there a central focus point of this painting? How does your eye move around the canvas?

  • The artist used several different painting techniques to create this work. Can you see some of the different ways he applied paint to the canvas?

  • Name the colors you see. Which colors in this painting are "warm colors"? Which are "cool colors"? What are some examples of things that are warm or cool colors?

  • This artist grew up in Dallas—does anything about this painting remind you of Dallas?