and more dashes,
and dashes on top of dashes,
and dashes until they were dashed out, and dashes until they wanted to dash me out.
After checking out some Monet books and talking about Impressionism, they started with the water and the willow branches, doing a reflection as they went. They kept the water and reflections going horizontal and the limbs going vertical.
And kept dashing and adding a variety of shades.
Focusing on filling the white space.
Lastly, adding lily pads and flowers.