Consider some of these questions:
What’s happening in the picture? How can you tell?
2. Is anything missing from the picture?
3. Does anything look wrong or out of place?
4. What happened five minutes before this scene? Five minutes after?
5. If you could change part of the picture, what would it be and why?
6. Where does the scene take place? What are the details that support your idea?
7. What is the season? Weather? How do you know?
8. What part do you not understand? Take a guess as to what it is. What else could it be?
9. How do the colors make you feel?
10. What is happening just outside, or ‘offstage’, of the image?