Face Making

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


Enjoying the fresh air

2015 . 07 . 31 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

horse


Over the last week, my partner and I have been driving across America to our new home in Richmond, Virginia.


Open collaboration

2015 . 07 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

eye


What an unsatisfied client and two repaired pieces of public art have in common.


Crappy caricature

2015 . 07 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Katsu's Eric Schmidt


What my interest in Katsu’s poopy portrait of Eric Schmidt says about my evolution as an artist.


The teacher who never taught me / L’enseignante qui ne m’a jamais enseignée

2015 . 07 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

high school art


I learned a valuable lesson from an art teacher whose class I quit. J’ai appris une leçon précieuse avec l’enseignante d’un cours d’art que je n’ai jamais compléter.


Dreaming up something different

2015 . 07 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Shannon Kringen


This photo by Shannon Kringen has been altered using Google’s Deep Dream algorithms, a filter that a number of people have told me resembles my work.


Stand up, children! / Allons, enfants!

2015 . 07 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

candle in cathedral


I just got back from eleven days in France at a conference. Je viens de passer onze jours en France à une conférence.


Tracing / Tracer

2015 . 07 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

drawing


It’s not cheating, but it is a tool that’s best used only by certain artists. Ce n’est pas la triche, mais un outil qui est mieux utilisé seulement par certains artistes.


Learning to play the Harp(er)

2015 . 07 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Charley Harper


How the wildlife painter Charley Harper helped me to make some political art.


Living artists giving to the public domain / Les artistes vivants qui donnent au domaine public

2015 . 07 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn


It’s a lot like how u-pick farmers make their businesses work. Ça ressemble un peu à la façon dont les fermes autocueillettes fonctionnent.


On my way! / En route!

2015 . 07 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

wall


Next week, I’ll be speaking in France! La semaine prochaine, je fais une conférence en France!


Une lettre aux guerriers du droit d’auteur

2015 . 06 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

ours


Pour toute personne qui défend avec passion le droit d’auteur et croit qu’il sert aux artistes, voici ce que j’ai à vous dire.


In the garden / Dans le jardin

2015 . 06 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting


As I prepare to leave Oregon, I’m revisiting a lot of art from college, including this piece. Comme je me prépare à quitter l’Oregon, je réexamine beaucoup d’art que j’ai fait à la fac, y compris cette œuvre.


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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live in Richmond, Virginia, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...



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