November 2023 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2023 November Art Dare: No Rectangles. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu.

Prize Winner

Linda Bullert

My initial idea was to cut out a face shape (instead of rectangular format) and then paint a face into it, but so that the contours of the face are not exactly flush with the edges of the format. However, throughout the process I noticed that I had painted the face a little too big to realize my original plan.

Since I used myself as a reference for this painting (I looked at myself in a little mirror next to me), I thought it might be interesting to play with that mirror / reflection theme and decided to cut my paper in this oval shape that is typical for mirrors.

Now, when I look at it, it’s like I look at myself in the mirror, but I’m standing in a position that lets only half of my face appear in the mirror. I used water mixable oil paint, which I have discovered recently. I also used kind of old brushes and paint that had already dried a little “too” much, which created the skin’s texture.

Honorable Mention

Emma Maloney

My motivation was to create a collage in 2 point perspective, which is a new area for me.

My idea to create a burning building collage was inspired by paintings I saw on Pinterest. The creative process consisted of me drawing the outline on cardboard, cutting it out, cutting and ripping the paper that I needed and gluing them onto the outline.

I feel that the piece is good for a first try but I would really appreciate advice on how to make the piece less busy. Thank you!

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