Face Making

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

Crime: this category of my blog includes articles and videos about Crime Against Nature, the book and the series which reveal all the many ways girls and boys can be naturally.

Color me!

2015 . 11 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

coloring book

Crime Against Nature is now a coloring book for you to fill in as you please!

Give(get)away / Tirage au sort(ir de là)

2015 . 06 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

contaminated soil in the north Pearl, Portland Oregon

A video in which I give away a painting and show a bit more about why it’s so important that we leave this neighborhood. Une vidéo dans laquelle je fais cadeau d’un tableau et montre pourquoi il est tellement important que nous quittons ce quartier.

T-shirts, totes, leggings, and lots of other stuff too!

2015 . 04 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

raccoon painting on a t-shirt

My RedBubble shop just got more exciting!

Foxy fun!

2015 . 03 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (4)


I reached my first pledge goal through Patreon, meaning it’s time for my first painting giveaway!

Painting giveaway through Patreon!

2015 . 03 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

eye painting

I’ve never done one, and after twelve years of professional art-making it seemed like high time.

The “he” problem

2015 . 02 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


I’m talking about the way some people use “he” as a nonspecific pronoun.

Copyright, censorship, and the artist Miriam Elia

2015 . 01 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Miriam Elia

Miriam Elia, who describes herself as a professional copyright infringer, taught me an important lesson.

Abstract background / Le fond abstrait

2014 . 12 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (4)


How I figure out what to do with the background in my art. Comment je décide que faire avec le fond dans mes compositions.

Taking and sharing process photos / Prendre et partager des photo du processus

2014 . 12 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (16)


I really think artists should do this. Ça fait du bien pour un artiste.


2014 . 11 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Rudolph is female

When the holidays make everyone who isn’t an elf take a break, I used to get frustrated.

Testing for trouble and confronting mortality

2014 . 09 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Portland artist Gwenn Seemel

Incurable illnesses like endometriosis come with certain advantages if you can just figure out where to look for them.

Understanding gatekeepers / Comprendre les patrons

2014 . 09 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Japanese macaque

As artists, we usually end up working with various kinds of arts administrators, so it’s best if we know a little something about them. En tant qu’artistes, nous finissons souvent par travailler avec des administrateurs d’art, donc c’est bien de savoir un petit quelque chose à leur sujet.

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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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