Face Making

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

The Real Babe

2009 . 05 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Babe Ruth as a woman

I met the subject of this portrait in a funny way: we went trick-or-treating a few years ago.

The process of process

2009 . 05 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

detail image of a portrait of professor Roger Hull

Even if the process isn’t an end in itself, I think there’s good reason to document it.

Just because I’m showing at DIVA…

2009 . 05 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Oregon artist Gwenn Seemel's opening at DIVA

The opening party for Apple Pie in Eugene was so much fun!

Not your mother’s tarte aux pommes.

2009 . 05 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

une tarte aux pommes

My Maman and I made her version of apple pie for the opening of Apple Pie tonight in Eugene!

A different kind of Apple Pie

2009 . 04 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Leonie and Sara at DIVA

I have already exhibited Apple Pie in Portland, but the version of the show in Eugene on Friday seems like a whole new series in the new space.

Miniature world

2009 . 04 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

two miniature portraits in a wooden box

These two little paintings have opened a whole new world of small but very satisfying possibilities.

Love at first sight.

2009 . 04 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

a very old document with holes in it

This title could refer to any number of things for Claire. It might refer to France as a whole, the archives at Tours and the study of Renaissance France, or the man she married last weekend!

“An artist’s job is to tell the truth.”

2009 . 04 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

Sham Ibrahim's Rihanna print

The maker of this image, Sham Ibrahim, is also the person I quote in the title.

Good dog!

2009 . 04 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

black Cocker Spaniel

Joey is still just a puppy, but he taught an old dog (me!) some new tricks.

What’s in a name?

2009 . 04 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

watercolor by Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler is one famous guy and the sale of his amateurish art only proves it.

On making a mark

2009 . 04 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

detail images of two portraits

In between these detail images of two portraits of Jesse are four years and almost two hundred paintings.

Signature style

2009 . 03 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (4)


To sign the front or the back of a painting, that is the question.

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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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