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Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about art, portraiture, free culture, and feminism.


Starting over / Recommencer

2016 . 05 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Matt Burton New Jersey


Over ten years ago, at the beginning of my career, I did a thing, and now I’m doing it again. Il y a dix ans, au début de ma carrière, j’ai fait quelque chose, et maintenant je le fais à nouveau.


First Surf City artwork / La première œuvre terminée à Surf City

2016 . 05 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

cat art


Now I feel like I live here. Maintenant je me sens bien ici.


Jersey girl / Une fille de Jersey

2016 . 05 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

little girl


Life moves in funny little circles, with unexpected repetitions that bring things into focus. La vie tourne dans de petits cercles amusants, avec des répétitions inattendues qui clarifient les choses.


Sheree Keys and the Global Artist Academy: a conversation about pay-to-play promotion

2016 . 05 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

art books


The false flattery of the pay-to-play promoter is as unpleasant as it is common. Happily, my art was featured in these two books without that nonsense.


All the ways that artists make money

2016 . 05 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

artist's income


Or all the ways that I have in the last thirteen years anyway.


Being a person before a portraitist / Être une personne avant un portraitiste

2016 . 05 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

ferret art


My artistic integrity is important, but, now and again, I manage to loosen my grip on it a bit. Mon intégrité artistique est importante, mais, ici et là, j’arrive à la laisser tomber un peu.


Stress is good for the animals. / Le stress est bénéfique pour les animaux.

2016 . 05 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn artist


And you have to appreciate your villains. Et il faut aimer les villains dans sa vie.


Relier les points

2016 . 05 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

tableau detail


Quand je regarde mes anciennes œuvres, je trouve toujours quelque chose d’intéressant.

[English version]


Paint layers / Les couches de peintures

2016 . 05 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

artiste peintre Gwenn Seemel


They’re an essential part of my style. Elles font partie essentielle du look de mes œuvres.


Ontmoeting

2016 . 04 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel swirl


Recently a fellow artist revealed to me something I’d never recognized about myself.


Unable to talk about art / Incapable de parler de l’art

2016 . 04 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Gwenn Seemel


Sometimes, words don’t work for communicating about creativity. Parfois, les mots ne fonctionnent pas pour communiquer à propos de la créativité.


Painting portraits on tote bags / Peindre des portraits sur des sacs en toile

2016 . 04 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

beautiful people


It never gets old. Je ne me lasse pas de le faire.


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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live on Long Beach Island in New Jersey, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...



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