Face Making

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

The tally / Le compte

2018 . 08 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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How to know how much paint you will need. Comment deviner la quantité de peinture dont vous aurez besoin.

The math in art / Les maths dans l’art

2018 . 08 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel in her kitchen with paint

I’m trying to calculate just how much paint I’ll need for a public art piece. J’essaie de calculer la quantité de peinture nécessaire pour une œuvre d’art public.

Believing in yourself (maybe too much) (but probably just enough)

2018 . 08 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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It’s what’s going to get me to DC to make some public art.

Painting without planning / Peindre sans planifier

2018 . 07 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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I prefer to explore with paint. Je préfère explorer avec la peinture.

Preparing for public art in DC! / Préparer de l’art public à Washington!

2018 . 07 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Mayor Charlie Hales

I’ll be making it next month! Je vais le faire le mois prochain!

Writers’ group

2018 . 07 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (9)

painting of a woman's back

One of the lessons I learned at a writers’ group had nothing to do with words.

The power of repeating yourself / La puissance dans l’acte de se répéter

2018 . 07 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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What I learned about art from a random person who drove by my apartment for three years. Ce que j’ai appris sur l’art d’une personne au hasard qui est passée près de mon appartement dans sa voiture pendant trois ans.

Painting babies / Peindre des bébés

2018 . 07 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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I don’t have babies; I paint them. Je n’ai pas d’enfants; je peins des enfants.

Artists who work for universities are very different from artists who don’t.

2018 . 07 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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Hurt feelings and happy ones. That’s what the statement caused.

Every person’s portrait / Le portrait de chaque personne

2018 . 06 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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It’s still and always my goal. C’est toujours mon but.

Observation changes the outcome. / L’observation change le résultat.

2018 . 06 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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I can’t help but do things a bit differently. Je ne peux pas m’empêcher de faire les choses différemment.

More color / Plus de couleur

2018 . 06 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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Layering the colors to find the right one. Superposer les couleurs pour trouver la bonne.

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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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