Face Making

Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about all the faces she makes while painting faces and other things.


Drawing: this category of my blog includes all articles and videos that show my drawings.

Using life to make art / Utiliser sa vie pour créer son art

2014 . 10 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

bear astronaut


It’s an unavoidable part of art-making. C’est un élément incontournable de la création artistique.


7 lessons learned while doing public art through the RACC

2014 . 10 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (17)

Bud


When I was offered my first piece of public art in 2013, I had no idea how much the project would force me to grow as an artist. Today, I’m publishing a good deal of behind-the-scenes stuff related to the mural because I think it might help other artists grow too.


When the Regional Arts and Culture Council lied

2014 . 09 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (10)

kirk


Over the last year and some, the City of Portland pressured me to break the law repeatedly. I’ve talked about it before on my blog, but I’m going to speak more openly about my disappointment today because, today, an article in the Willamette Week gives me more to be disappointed about.


The making of the Kirk Reeves mural, according to filmmaker Ifanyi Bell

2014 . 09 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

still from Ifanyi Bell's film about Gwenn Seemel and Kirk Reeves


As I painted the Kirk Reeves mural last July, filmmaker Ifanyi Bell created a lovely portrait of Kirk’s legacy, of the mural’s process, and of me for OPB.


Connect the dots

2014 . 08 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting


Recently, I’ve been looking back at old work and reflecting on where my circles and spots originated.


Mural-izing

2014 . 06 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

Kirk drawing


I’m all set to do my first piece of public art next month, and, even though I haven’t started painting yet, I already have some mural-making tips to share.


Murale-iser

2014 . 06 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Kirk


Tout est prêt pour mon premier projet d’art public le mois prochain, et, même si je n’ai pas encore commencé à peindre, j’ai déjà quelques astuces à partager sur le processus pour une murale.


Dessiner un chien

2014 . 06 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

drawing


L’hésitation ne joue aucun rôle dans mes dessins, parce que je sais que je peux toujours tout recommencer.


Preparing for TEDxGeneva

2014 . 04 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

kitty


I’ll be speaking in Switzerland next week, and I can’t wait!


Traiter mon endométriose: le DIU Mirena

2014 . 03 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

uterus


Pour fêter le mois de sensibilisation à l’endométriose, j’ai décidé de partager en détail le chemin que j’ai fait et que je continue à faire pour retrouver ma santé.  Aujourd’hui, je parle de mes expériences avec le DIU Mirena.


Workshopping!

2014 . 01 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Cynthia Leary Stroo drawing


This drawing by Cynthia Leary Stroo was inspired by my workshop for Soul Food, a series of online courses in which artists share a snippet of their studio practice via video and which you can still sign up for.


Save Wilbur / Sauvez Wilbur

2013 . 12 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

drawing of a pig


Charlotte’s Web is about much more than a spider, a pig, and the power of friendship.  La toile de Charlotte a comme sujet beaucoup plus qu’une araignée, un cochon, et la beauté de l’amitié.


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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live in Portland, Oregon, USA. I’m a full-time artist and I’ve sold my soul to the genre of portraiture. I blog in French as well as in English. More...



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