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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.

Being an ally is scary. / Être allié fait peur.

2017 . 04 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Gwenn Seemel with painting


Admitting the fear is the first step in getting over it. Il faut admettre sa peur pour pouvoir la surmonter.


Drawing year

2017 . 04 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

blue frog art


It’s been a little more than a year since I upped the prices of my drawings on paper.


Respect is not a scarce resource. / Le respect n’est pas une ressource rare.

2017 . 04 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel painting


Even though some people weirdly insist that it is. Même si certaines personnes insistent bizarrement que c’est le cas.


Why I say “fat” / Pourquoi je dis «grosse»

2017 . 04 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (14)

Gwenn Seemel with painting


Talking about fat people is often delicate. Parler de personnes grosses est souvent délicat.


Digging in / Creuser

2017 . 04 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

black and white painted portrait


It’s much more interesting than discovery. C’est beaucoup plus intéressant que la découverte.


A special purple / Un violet particulier

2017 . 03 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel


Each painting provides a new challenge. Chaque tableau représente un nouveau défi.


Reading books / Lire des livres

2017 . 03 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (9)

Gwenn Seemel double portrait


It’s a kind of religion for me. C’est un peu comme une religion pour moi.


Seemel homebase / Chez Seemel

2017 . 02 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

Gwenn art


My parents are moving. Mes parents sont en train de déménager.


The window to the soul / La fenêtre de l’âme

2017 . 02 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn


For a portraitist, it isn’t the eyes. Pour le portraitiste, ce n’est pas les yeux.


Being like a dog / Être comme un chien

2016 . 12 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Gwenn Seemel artist


It’s a good goal for a portraitist. C’est un but logique pour un portraitiste.


The portraits before the portrait / Les portraits avant le portrait

2016 . 09 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

portrait drawing


Making drawings for commission. Faire des dessins sur commande.


In the details / Dans les détails

2016 . 09 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn artist


That’s where you’ll find me. C’est là que vous me trouverez.


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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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