First, I have a few images of water reflections and our 102 year old pier for the kids to view and discuss. I especially want them to notice the brightly painted buildings and how the lines in the reflections are wiggly.
Then, I am having the kids start by drawing a line to delineate water from land.
Next, they'll draw the colorful buildings, using crayons.
The last step is a quick liquid watercolor wash, with the water slightly darker than the sky. This sample doesn't yet have the water darkened.
Makes me want to take a walk down to the pier and ride on the ferris wheel!!