5) Talk about lines, shapes, texture, colour, tone/shade.
IT'S A/AN (OPINION + SIZE + AGE + SHAPE + COLOUR) + NOUN
If you look closely at the canvas, you’ll see the artist’s techniques clearly.
It shows .........
Its / line/s is/are curved/ straight...
He used shapes such as… .
Its texture is rough/smooth/soft/sandy/curved...
Its colours are bright/cheerful/dull/rough/lovely...
The painting is in grey.
The colours are mostly green.
All the colours are in dull/bright shades.
The painter uses mostly blue.
It’s the way the artist used colour to show meaning.
One of the things I love about this painting is the way that the artist uses… .
Another thing I find fascinating about this painting is the … .