Face Making

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


One small step for a portrait…

2008 . 06 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

Alex Aginsky as Cosmonaut Neil Armstrong


...and one giant leap for portraiture!


Why allegorical portraiture is the super genre

2008 . 06 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

self-portrait as the Statue of Liberty


An allegorical portrait unites a sitter’s likeness with the attributes of a character from literature or history.


The origins of allegorical portraiture

2008 . 06 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

allegorical portraiture


Painted portraiture has always had its defenders, in the name of both its money-making potential and its ability to tell an important story.


Validating a mimetic art

2008 . 05 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

Papy smiling


Long before the camera and its progeny Modernism spat on verisimilitude in painting, the Art Academies had discredited portraiture.


Art I like

2008 . 05 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

William Park's Talking With Myself, Behind My Back


Portland artist William Park painted this self-portrait in 2003, and I love it.


The fine art of presenting your work

2008 . 05 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

artist portfolio website


The promotion of your work is more important than creating excellent work.


A Native American George Washington

2008 . 05 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

First American, a Native American George Washington


A study in inhabiting the enemy.


I (never) made a painting from this sketch.

2008 . 05 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

sketch of face


Well, actually, I did make the painting, but I didn’t document it, so I may as well never have made it.


If you don’t document your work, you never made it.

2008 . 05 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

camera on tripod


This wasn’t always the case, but in today’s world of digital information it’s a fact of artistic life.


Words, words, words…

2008 . 05 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

an Uncle Sam for a new generation of Americans


Using words with images is tricky.


What’s wrong with this picture?

2008 . 05 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

Seymour Chwast's illustration for Time Magazine


These portraits reveal more about their viewers than about anyone else.


How to build a stretcher

2008 . 05 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

how to build a stretcher frame


The work is well worth it in order to have a painting precisely the size you want it to be.


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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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