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


On causing revolution

2008 . 05 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

drawing


Art should be good-looking, but it should do more than decorate.


Participate in group shows.

2008 . 04 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

David Vanadia


They’re good for artists and good for audiences.


Putting a price on art

2008 . 04 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

before and after child birth


There’s very little guesswork involved.


Every person is a work of art.

2008 . 04 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

James Surgeon


And, if they don’t know it, it’s because they haven’t yet sat for a portrait.


The look that looks at itself

2008 . 04 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Portland artist Gwenn Seemel's self-portrait


A self-portrait is a portrait of a person who isn’t looking at the viewers, but at her-him self. 


Sign on the dotted line, again.

2008 . 04 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

written agreement for working artist's commission


For the artist intending to engage in commission work, a written agreement with the client is a very good idea. 


On being part of the transitional generation

2008 . 04 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

American Gothic for a new generation


There’s a whole lot more going on between first and second generation Americans than simply a change in country of birth.


Judge a book by its cover.

2008 . 04 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

before and after a breast enlargement surgery


The physical and the intangible aspects of a person are closely related.


Just this side of prostitution

2008 . 04 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

portrait painting


The moral status of the working artist is as hotly debated as ever in the art world, but at least my moral status isn’t up for discussion anymore.


Contributing member

2008 . 04 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Eli Stutsman


Sometimes I let myself make serious work, but hopefully never work that takes itself too seriously!


Snow days are a state of mind.

2008 . 04 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Shauna Parsons' portrait


Breaking the rhythm of the everyday restores value to the everyday.


Sign on the dotted line.

2008 . 04 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

model release form, portrait painting


Written agreements are an artist’s best friend, and model releases are a necessity for portraits. 


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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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