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


Practice: this category of my blog includes all articles and videos that discuss the practice of making art.

Seeing you, seeing me / Vous voir, me voir

2017 . 08 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

painting of Marvin Levitt by Gwenn Seemel


How I ended up painting Marvin Levitt’s portrait. Comment j’ai fini par peindre le portrait de Marvin Levitt.


Inspiration for a body of work / L’inspiration pour une collection d’œuvres

2017 . 07 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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How I came up with Empathetic Magic. Comment je suis arrivée à La magie empathique.


Studio family / La famille en atelier

2017 . 07 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

painting by Gwenn Seemel


I make many paintings at the same time. Je travaille sur de nombreux tableaux en même temps.


Round paintings / Des tableaux ronds

2017 . 06 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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Why Empathetic Magic is in circles. Pourquoi La magie empathique est en cercles.


Drawing a hawk

2017 . 06 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

hawk drawing


Maybe I like hawks so much right now because I’m losing my distance vision as I get older.


Tippy toe hugs

2017 . 06 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

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Being gentle with others and with ourselves is good goal for every life.


Unintended audience

2017 . 06 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

woman


As I get ready to open my new show, I’m thinking about how to communicate with the people who are not a part of my audience.


Drawing a rabbit

2017 . 05 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

rabbit art


I like to share these process videos, because I like to think that everybody can draw confidently with pens.


Drawing Frida, the bear, and the television

2017 . 05 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel drawing


In this video, I explain the choices I made to create the image.


Drawing year

2017 . 04 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

blue frog art


It’s been a little more than a year since I upped the prices of my drawings on paper.


Digging in / Creuser

2017 . 04 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

black and white painted portrait


It’s much more interesting than discovery. C’est beaucoup plus intéressant que la découverte.


Miniature treasures / Trésors en miniature

2017 . 03 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

baby conch shells


I love my macro lens. J’adore mon objectif macro.


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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live on Long Beach Island in New Jersey, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...



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