Face Making

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


Recently, I was scoffed at.

2008 . 02 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Portland artist Gwenn Seemel working


The in-home studio versus the outside one.


Love your clients or leave them.

2008 . 02 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

portrait of Erik Schneider


The sweet science of making art for commission. 


I’m not a good painter…

2008 . 02 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

paint brushes in dirty water


...but my brushes are!


What is the value of art?

2008 . 02 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

Rosie the Riveter wearing a hijab


Rosie had some idea, but Raha The Riveter knows for sure. 


Starting from the very…middle?

2008 . 02 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

a portrait by Gwenn Seemel


I think it’s a very good place to start. 


But can you jam it under a car seat?

2008 . 02 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Megan Ward and her You Bag


A painting’s process is just beginning when it leaves the studio.


On severed fingertips and the only acceptable way to torture oneself

2008 . 02 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

two painted portraits


These two little faces gave me no end of trouble. 


Chú Xam, a Vietnamese-American Uncle Sam

2008 . 02 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

a different kind of Uncle Sam


For every portrait I paint, I work from photos I take of my subjects during the course of an interview.


This looks like a job for a chicano!

2008 . 02 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

This Looks Like A Job For a Chicano


Completed today, another painting from Apple Pie, my upcoming series about what it means to be an American.


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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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