Face Making

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


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Sharing creativity / Partager la créativité

2014 . 11 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

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


A book about sharing

2014 . 11 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

You Share Good


I’ve been promising it for a while: my book about why I don’t copyright my work and why you might not want to either is finally ready!


What the artist Adrienne Lewis did for me

2014 . 11 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Gwenn Seemel and Adrienne Lewis


When I discovered that a former classmate was most likely imitating my style, I had no idea how much I would learn from the experience.


Ce que l’artiste Adrienne Lewis a fait pour moi

2014 . 11 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel et Adrienne Lewis


Quand j’ai découvert qu’il était probable qu’une ancienne camarade de classe imitait mon style, j’ai appris énormément de choses.


Affordable / Abordable

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

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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.


Faire “la Gwenn Seemel”

2014 . 11 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel et Tom


C’est arrivé pour la première fois en 2008, mais ça continue aujourd’hui avec des peintures comme celles-ci par moi et par Tom.


Portraiture’s apprentice / L’apprenti du portrait

2014 . 11 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn


It took me seven years of professional art-making before I was ready to paint anything besides a portrait. J’étais artiste professionnel pendant sept ans avant de trouver le courage pour créer une image qui n’était pas un portrait.


On imitation and translation

2014 . 10 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel and Lee Zimmerman


Maybe one artist copying another, like what Lee Zimmerman is doing here with his drawing, would seem more interesting if we thought of it as translation instead of as imitation.


The big break / La grande opportunité

2014 . 10 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn Seemel


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


Doing “the Gwenn Seemel”

2014 . 10 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Gwenn Seemel and Tiffany


It all started back in 2008 with Tiffany Everett and her self-portrait done in my style.


Playing in the studio / Jouer dans l’atelier

2014 . 10 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

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It’s an important part of making art. C’est important pour la réalistion des œuvres d’art.


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.


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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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