Jessica Russo Scherr

Art Education



Monochromatic: containing or using only one color.


Using the watercolor paper given to you in class, create a monochromatic watercolor painting form a photo you took or from a segment of a magazine photo.


The following example is a watercolor  created from a photo Mrs. Russo Scherr took. The original was a color photo.  The painting was made by layering the blue hues from the lightest to the darkest in successive layers.


Keep in mind the rules of watercolor.


Start with:

  • the lightest things
  •  the largest areas
  •  the furthest objects

Jessica Russo Scherr

Just about every example is from a former student of mine.  Many thanks to them for all of their time and dedication.

How to earn a good grade on your homework

Follow the criteria presented in class and on the website.

Homework  assignments will take between 1 and 3 hours to complete.

All homework should be completed in your journal unless specified otherwise (not printer paper).

Fill the A4 Page of your journal.

Include a background when applicable.

Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise.

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