Jessica Russo Scherr


Watercolor Monochrome

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

Homework Policy

All homework is due at the START of class on the due date posted on the website.

LATE homework  is homework that is turned in at the end of the class that it is due or the next art class = 1 grade lower

Homework turned in later then the following art class = ZERO

Homeworks are explained in class and Internet connectivity is not an excuse for not completing homework.  The website is to aid you in your homework.

If you put in effort into a homework but it did not come out as you expected or you misunderstood the assignment:  You may redo it for a better grade within one week.

Absent:  You are responsible to find out what assignments you missed while absent. Generally 1 day will be given for each day missed to make up assignments. Write ABSENT next to your name on the back of the assignment.



How to earn a good grade on your homework

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).

Follow the instructions for each homework.

Include a background when applicable.

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


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