Face Making

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

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. 

Make work in series.

2008 . 04 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Oregon artist Robert Hess

Fully exploring a theme makes all the difference when presenting work to venues for exhibitions.

Denim that refuses to be blue

2008 . 03 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (9)

Gwenn Seemel's paint dyed pants

This is one case of the clothes making the person, but only so long as the person makes the clothes.

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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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