Face Making

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


Free culture: this category of my blog includes articles and videos that discuss copyright and free culture.

The copywrong in my own backyard

2014 . 09 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

City of Portland seal


I’m ashamed to say that the statue of Portlandia that I’ve alternately mocked and adored for years is not mine to parody or plagiarize.


A work’s genealogy / La généalogie d’une œuvre

2014 . 09 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Milt Kobayashi and Nancy Rhodes Harper


Milt Kobayashi and Nancy Rhodes Harper have a similar painting style. Milt Kobayashi et Nancy Rhodes Harper ont un style similaire.


Votre réputation en tant qu’artiste

2014 . 08 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting of two grizzlies and their babies


Les artistes ont souvent peur que les entreprises vont voler leur art, mais ils ne devraient pas se tracasser, parce que la valeur de ce qu’un artiste crée est bien plus que l’œuvre en elle-même.


When it’s too much copying / Quand c’est trop d’imitation

2014 . 08 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

painting


We’re all copycats, but sometimes imitation can go too far, and it’s actually a lot easier than people think to define how much is too much stealing from other artists. Nous sommes tous des imitateurs, mais parfois l’imitation peut aller trop loin, et il est assez facile de déterminer quand nous avons trop voler chez les autres artistes.


Why doesn’t the Kirk Reeves mural have Mickey Mouse ears?

2014 . 07 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

mural process image


There are three answers to this question, and, if you don’t think they are any good, I would encourage you to examine your own beliefs before finding fault with my decision.


Le nouveau droit d’auteur

2014 . 07 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn


Pourquoi vous ne croyez probablement pas que le droit d’auteur est valable ou correcte, et ce que vous devriez faire à ce sujet.


On free culture and being nurtured

2014 . 07 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Charlotte Hager art


This is Charlotte Hager’s work, and in a very real way I am too. When she complimented me recently, I learned a valuable lesson.


Fonthill Castle’s questionable copyright

2014 . 07 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Mercer Museum tile


When I see copyright getting in the way of an artist’s legacy, I speak up.


Artist Cindi Oldham: an interview about art and imitation

2014 . 07 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (10)

Gwenn Seemel and Cindi Oldham


Recently I came across Cindi’s art on her website, and, since both her work and her site resemble mine quite a bit, I interviewed her about what she does and about the way artists create.


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.


The artist’s business model

2014 . 06 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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Copyright only rarely enters into the business of art for most creatives, and this video explains why by talking about how artists actually make a living.


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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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