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

Seeing you, seeing me / Vous voir, me voir

2017 . 08 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

painting of Marvin Levitt by Gwenn Seemel

How I ended up painting Marvin Levitt’s portrait. Comment j’ai fini par peindre le portrait de Marvin Levitt.

All the ways artists spend money

2017 . 08 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

shark art

Getting a handle on your expenses does wonders for your confidence and your career.

How to commission an artist / Comment commander une œuvre d’art

2017 . 07 . 31 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painterly portrait of a man

In this video I provide three tips for making the process fun. Dans cette vidéo je vous donne trois astuces pour rendre le processus plus positif.

Most people don’t want you to fail in your art career.

2017 . 07 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Gwenn Seemel hummingbird art

I haven’t done an official survey, but I’m pretty sure that I’m right on this.

Are you qualified to be an artist? / Êtes-vous qualifié pour être artiste?

2017 . 07 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn Seemel

This question is a great learning opportunity. Cette question vous donne la possibilité d’apprendre plein de choses intéressantes.

Inspiration for a body of work / L’inspiration pour une collection d’œuvres

2017 . 07 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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How I came up with Empathetic Magic. Comment je suis arrivée à La magie empathique.

How I’ve treated my endometriosis: navigating the doctor’s ego

2017 . 07 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (5)


Five years ago today, I had what will hopefully be my last surgery.

Among the living and the dead

2017 . 07 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Inara Verzemnieks' book

One of my favorite writers is launching a new book!

Being treated like a stranger / Se faire traiter d’étranger

2017 . 07 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

painting by Gwenn Seemel

On moving to a new place as an independent artist. S’installer dans un nouvel endroit quand on est artiste indépendant.

Recommended reading and watching

2017 . 07 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Virgie Tovar

Art is never born in a vacuum, and a complex series like Empathetic Magic requires much research, including this excellent anthology by Virgie Tovar.

Studio family / La famille en atelier

2017 . 07 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

painting by Gwenn Seemel

I make many paintings at the same time. Je travaille sur de nombreux tableaux en même temps.

Round paintings / Des tableaux ronds

2017 . 06 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel

Why Empathetic Magic is in circles. Pourquoi La magie empathique est en cercles.

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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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