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


Portraiture: this category of my blog includes articles and videos that talk about the genre of portraiture.

The grid method for transferring an image

2017 . 10 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painted portrait


This video explains how I use it.

[version française]


La technique du quadrillage pour transférer une image

2017 . 10 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn dans son atelier


Cette vidéo explique comment je l’utilise.

[English version]


Patron of my art

2017 . 09 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Gwenn Seemel


One of my earliest and most supportive patrons died a couple days ago.


Why people commission portraits / Pourquoi on commande un portrait

2017 . 09 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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There’s just one main reason. Il n’y a qu’une raison principale.


I won’t shut up.

2017 . 09 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Trump painting by Gwenn Seemel


A video about how to deal with people who try to control your art.


Angry art / L’art en colère

2017 . 08 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (9)

Trump painting by Gwenn Seemel


This is my presidential portrait. Voici mon portrait présidentiel.


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.


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.


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!


Surprise portrait / Portrait surprise

2017 . 06 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

dog portrait


It’s lovely when my work gets to be part of a special moment. C’est génial quand mon art fait partie d’un moment important.


Every person is a work of art. / Chaque personne est une œuvre d’art.

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

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Formed by the world as much as by ourselves. Formée par le monde autant que par nous-mêmes.


Observation, beauty, imagination, and why

2017 . 05 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

woman


Making art and questioning America’s fixation on violence.

[version française]


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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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