We also learned about James Seurat, and the art technique known as "pointillism." Using lots of little colored lots (pointillism) to make the water areas made them really stand out -- the rest of the picture was done in black line art.
Here are a couple of samples I made:
Here are some of the many wonderful pictures the kids created --
This river was still in progress when the photo was taken . . .
and here is a waterfall . . .
and another waterfall --
I like all the animals, insects, and creatures of all kinds in this one, by my granddaughter:
Here is one more picture; in this one a stream is joining a river . . .
Pointillism worked out very well for making the watery parts of these art pieces. Maybe we'll try out some partial pointillism pictures, for other things, too . . .