Face Making

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

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.

[version française]

The cutting edge of FOLK art

2008 . 03 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (15)

portrait bag

Art that’s for the people is compelling, subversive, incisive and important precisely because it’s for the people.

To flatter or not to flatter

2008 . 03 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

detail image of a portrait

The portraitist’s ultimate dilemma—or is it? 

Reviving and redefining a tradition

2008 . 03 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

a portable portrait by Gwenn Seemel

Painted portraiture is dead. Long live painted portraiture!

On saving paints and brushes

2008 . 03 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (2)
acrylic paint on palette

A few practical tips I wish someone had given me when I was starting out.

Is it vain to want to have your portrait done?

2008 . 03 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Marc Acito's painted portrait

Marc Acito, author of How I Paid For College, doesn’t think so.

Why making money from your work makes you a better artist

2008 . 03 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Herb Bensinger with his portrait

Getting paid to make your art doesn’t prove that you’re a better artist, but it should help you develop your work. 

Everybody’s a critic.

2008 . 03 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

before and after puberty

And it’s a good thing too!

The material makes the painting.

2008 . 03 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

acrylic painting on two different kinds of canvas

Canvas isn’t the only material available to a painter.

Learning to harness a rainbow

2008 . 03 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

a portrait by Gwenn Seemel

Starting out, I had far too many pigments in my palette, and that meant I was thinking within the parameters of given options, not creating my own possibilities.

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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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