2nd grade artists studied the art of Vincent Van Gogh. They noticed the unique brushstrokes that he used and how these brushstrokes did not look realistic, showed a sense of movement, and were not blended in the same way as other realistic artists of his time. They also noticed something unusual about color. Van Gogh used warm colors to make things stand out, and cold colors to make things recede (or chill out in the background).
These artists created painted papers that showed the brushstrokes like Van Gogh and then ripped them up to create the pedals of the flowers. Next, they carefully blended chalk pastel to show light and shadow in the vase, pedals and stems. What types of things do you think stand out the most in the artworks?