Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. -Rachel Carson
The second graders found natural objects in the garden to use as inspiration for an observation based drawing. Each leaf, flower, or twig was carefully observed and recreated using only contour lines (the most important lines of an object that give it shape). The piece was finished with a special watercolor technique and white gel pen details. It is always such a pleasure to see these young artists take the time to study the smallest details.