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


“Hand it over, sister.”

2009 . 02 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

You Bag, Poison Waters


When Kevin Cook says so, I listen!


Research for a painting.

2009 . 02 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

lipstick kisses on eye glasses


Sometimes going to a drag show is the only way to get a painting done.


Mother

2009 . 01 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

dog struggling to get out of a woman's lap


Despite appearances, this post is not about cruelty to animals. It’s about a Madonna and child.


My father’s world

2009 . 01 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World 1948


I learned a lot about art from my father and, since I can remember, my Papa has loved Andrew Wyeth’s work. 


Shepherding in a new era

2009 . 01 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Obama poster copycat with French President


This poster of the French President proves that artist Shepard Fairey’s iconic image of Barack Obama makes waves in the real world as well as in the art world.


Visiting my childhood…

2009 . 01 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

gate keyhole


This is Bubry, France. It’s the reason why I made Apple Pie.


The tools make the artist.

2009 . 01 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting of Lily


The tools an artist chooses define the process as well as the results.


In search of specificity

2009 . 01 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

painting of Lily


I can very easily make a painting of a little girl. It’s harder to make a portrait of a particular little girl.


From life

2009 . 01 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting


Is a portrait more true if it’s painted from life instead of from a photograph? I ask the man who painted this image.


“Welcome to my hanging.”

2009 . 01 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Robert Anderson's portrait of President George W Bush 2008


There’s a scandal going on in Washington, and, for once, it’s got something to do with art!


Buying my work should qualify as an “official duty.”

2009 . 01 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

painted portrait of Randy Leonard


While I was away last month, this portrait of Commissioner Randy Leonard apparently got itself into a bit of trouble.


Making it up as I go along

2008 . 12 . 31 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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It’s the only way I know how to paint.


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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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