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


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

The art of the thank-you

2015 . 03 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

student drawing


A pile of thank-yous from high school students made me look again at the importance of acknowledgment.


The antidote to fear / L’antidote de la peur

2015 . 02 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

bear


Courage doesn’t happen spontaneously. Le courage n’arrive pas spontanément.


Handprints and circles / Des empreintes de mains et des cercles

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

raccoon painting


Painting this raccoon has a bit to do with my past and a bit to do with my future too. Peindre ce raton laveur a un peu à voir avec mon passé et un peu à voir avec mon avenir aussi.


Being my own art historian

2015 . 01 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (3)


While trying to date this piece of decorative art that I made as a teenager, I learned a little something about the artist I am today.


The psychology of self-portraiture / La psychologie de l’autoportrait

2015 . 01 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

self-portrait



There are five factors that influence how an artist portrays themselves. Il y a cinq facteurs qui influencent la façon dont un artiste se dépeint.


I haven’t changed a bit.

2015 . 01 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn


I like to think I have, but a recent look through a family photo album revealed that I’m still who I was at sixteen in many ways.


Piglets and mudita / Les petits cochons et mudita

2014 . 12 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

piglet painting


Baby animals and a Buddhist concept sum up nicely what I’d like for the world. Ces animaux et ce concept bouddhiste résument bien ce que j’aimerais voir dans le monde.


Negative emotions in art / Les émotions négatives dans l’art

2014 . 12 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting


They’re not something I like to focus on, but they have come up recently. Je préfère ne pas me concentrer sur ce genre de chose, mais ce type de sentiment est présent ces jours-ci.


A big orange cat / Un gros chat orange

2014 . 12 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

painted tiger


How a kitty gave me the courage to open a tube of paint. Comment un chat m’a donné le courage dont j’avais besoin pour ouvrir un tube de peinture.


Sharing creativity / Partager la créativité

2014 . 11 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

painting


The creative process is often full of unexpected twists and turns. La créativité passe souvent par des chemins inattendus.


Affordable / Abordable

2014 . 11 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

painting


It’s important to me that my art be something that lots of people can enjoy. Il est important pour moi que beaucoup de gens puissent profiter de mon art.


The big break / La grande opportunité

2014 . 10 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

Gwenn Seemel


Artists focus on getting one way too much. Les artistes se concentrent beaucoup trop sur la possibilité d’en obtenir une.


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



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