MEES

From the halls of WSHS, we bring a new project to this week’s Artist’s Corner. This week’s project is an oil painting completed by Advanced Art III senior, Houston Mees. Houston chose to paint this woman because he wanted to represent the African American culture in a way that was powerful, eye-catching, and meaningful. During the process, he worked hard to blend the colors of the face, knowing that in order for the woman to look realistic, the blending needed to be correct. The background was painted with a palette knife instead of a brush; creating a thick, textured look to contrast the smooth blending of her skin. During the process Houston learned that painting with a palette knife can be very fun and relaxing. In the end, Houston’s hard work paid off to a bold and beautiful painting!