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


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

Happy paywalls with Bob Ross

2015 . 04 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Bob Ross landscape


How the host of The Joy of Painting used a paywall to make his money.


A letter to copyright warriors

2015 . 03 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

bear


To anyone who passionately defends copyright and adamantly believes that it is good for artists, this is what I have to say.


Byline-ilicious

2015 . 03 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn


The current issue of Professional Artist magazine includes an article by me, and, when I got my hands on a copy, I was surprised by how thrilled I was to see my name in the byline.


Please help

2015 . 02 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

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


Painting a portrait of two brothers. Peindre le portrait de deux frères.


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. Je ne crois pas que les artistes veuillent vraiment être original.


Copyright, censorship, and the artist Miriam Elia

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

Miriam Elia


Miriam Elia, who describes herself as a professional copyright infringer, taught me an important lesson.


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, which all forced me to find my strength.


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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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