Face Making

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


Uncopyright: this category of my blog includes articles and videos that discuss copyright, free culture, and imitation in art.

Please help

2015 . 02 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

lion painting


It’s never easy to ask for things, but what I need is more lions in my life. Will you be my lion?


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.


The third peak / Le troisième pic

2015 . 02 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

painting of brothers


In painting this portrait I came to recognize something I like quite a bit about the subjects. En peignant ce portrait, j’ai compris quelque chose que j’aime beaucoup chez les sujets.


6 steps to freeing yourself and your art

2015 . 01 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

painting


If you’re questioning copyright, this guide will help you figure out what to do next.


Inside the artist’s soul / Dans l’âme de l’artiste

2015 . 01 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

video still


There’s something there that maybe shouldn’t be. Il y a là quelque chose qui devrait peut-être pas y être.


Original or special / Original ou préféré

2015 . 01 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel


I don’t believe that artists actually want to be original in the way that many think they do. Je ne crois pas que les artistes veuillent vraiment être original de la manière dont beaucoup pensent qu’ils veulent l’être.


Copyright, censorship, and the artist Miriam Elia

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

Miriam Elia


Recently, I was introduced to the work of Miriam Elia, who describes herself as a free culture advocate and a professional copyright infringer.


Artist Dean Russo in my inbox

2014 . 12 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel and Dean Russo


Three times in the last few months, I’ve had Dean Russo’s art sent to me as work that is similar mine.


Strong

2014 . 12 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

TEDx talk


2014 was a year of new experiences, all of which forced me to find my strengths in their own ways.


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.


Say what you mean with regards to image use

2014 . 12 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

my hero


And say it legally.


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.


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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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