|James Tissot - Holyday - Google Free Images|
Participants wrote a few paragraphs, answering those questions, in the form of fiction. The exercise is one I use often. I love to create a story using paintings.
James Tissot (Oct. 15, 1836 - August 8, 1902) most famous for his biblical paintings, is the creator of the painting shown called Holyday. It's obvious that a Victorian era picnic is happening. I can see tea, cakes, and the pond. I know that it's Fall because of the color of the leaves, and the clothing of the people in the painting indicate the weather might be chilly. If you're interested in what I imagined, click here.
This exercise is a great one for writing practice. Who's up for imagining a story premise around this painting?
|James Tissot - The Letter - Google Free Images|