3My cat is asleep-white paws Stay in your holes mice! folded under his chin My cat sees youHe is a soft grey in his dreamssmudge on the round rug and has lefthis motor running.Dozing in the sunHe is a warm round stonewith a fur collarMy cat is taking a napNot a whisker TremblesNot a hair MovesHis breath goes softlyin and out
4DefinitionA description is your vivid observation in words of someone or something that you have seen and want to convey to your reader. When you write descriptions your objective should be to create a lively picture in your reader's mind.Johannes VermeerGirl with a Pearl Earring
5“The painting was like none of his others “The painting was like none of his others. It was just of me, of my head and shoulders, with no tables or curtains, no windows or powder-brushes to soften and distract. He had painted me with my eyes wide, the light falling across my face but the left side of me left in shadow. I was wearing blue and yellow and brown. The cloth wound round my head made me look not like myself, but like Griet from another town, even from another country altogether. The background was black, making me appear very much alone, although I was clearly looking at someone. I seemed to be waiting for something I did not think would ever happen.”Griet, main character Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier.
6Procedure Choose one of the following pictures Look carefully at the painting you selectedThink of the following: Where are we? What is happening? What do you see? What attracts your attention? What words would you use to describe what you have seen?
18Paintings Roots, Frida Kahlo The Tragedy, Pablo Picasso Café au nuit, Van GoghThe Procuress, Johannes VermeerDon Miguel Antonio de Ustariz, José CampecheLa Consulta, Mike HernándezExploration of the Source of the Orinoco River, Remedios VaroVisit to the Plastic Surgeon, Remedios VaroBorges o El Aleph, Francisco RodónAutorretrato No. 1, María de Mater O’NeillEl Estudiante, Francisco Oller