Face Making

Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about all the faces she makes while painting faces and other things.


Illustrating! / Illustrer!

2014 . 09 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel's squirrel


It’s what’s going on in my studio at the moment. C’est ça que je fais dans mon atelier en ce moment.


My photography

2014 . 09 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

photos


For years, I’ve published my photos online, but I’ve always felt a little strange about publishing them any other way, until now.


The copywrong in my own backyard

2014 . 09 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

City of Portland seal


I’m ashamed to say that the statue of Portlandia that I’ve alternately mocked and adored for years is not mine to parody or plagiarize.


A work’s genealogy / La généalogie d’une œuvre

2014 . 09 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Milt Kobayashi and Nancy Rhodes Harper


Milt Kobayashi and Nancy Rhodes Harper have a similar painting style. Milt Kobayashi et Nancy Rhodes Harper ont un style similaire.


You made me.

2014 . 09 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Willamette Week


When Willamette Week put having your portrait done by me on its Portland art bucket list this week, it made me think again about how lucky I’ve been in my career.


The making of the Kirk Reeves mural, according to filmmaker Ifanyi Bell

2014 . 09 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

still from Ifanyi Bell's film about Gwenn Seemel and Kirk Reeves


As I painted the Kirk Reeves mural last July, filmmaker Ifanyi Bell created a lovely portrait of Kirk’s legacy, of the mural’s process, and of me for OPB.


Testing for trouble and confronting mortality

2014 . 09 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Portland artist Gwenn Seemel


Incurable illnesses like endometriosis come with certain advantages if you can just figure out where to look for them.


Why I paint with all those little marks / Pourquoi je peins avec toutes ces petites marques

2014 . 09 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

close up of a mural


It’s my style of course, but it’s more than that too. Pour commencer, c’est mon style, mais l’explication ne s’arrête pas là.


Mural log

2014 . 09 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

mural process image


As I painted the Kirk Reeves memorial, I kept a diary of the work I was doing and of the conversations I was having, and this post is an edited version of that log.


SuperThank!

2014 . 09 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

drawing


Next week, I’ll be telling at Portland’s story event that’s all about gratitude.


Understanding gatekeepers / Comprendre les patrons

2014 . 09 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Japanese macaque


As artists, we usually end up working with various kinds of arts administrators, so it’s best if we know a little something about them. En tant qu’artistes, nous finissons souvent par travailler avec des administrateurs d’art, donc c’est bien de savoir un petit quelque chose à leur sujet.


Celebrating Kirk Reeves

2014 . 08 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Kirk Reeves mural


Last week, I officially unveiled the mural, and then I had a lovely visit with Kirk’s sister.


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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live in Portland, Oregon, USA. I’m a full-time artist and I’ve sold my soul to the genre of portraiture. I blog in French as well as in English. More...



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