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


Video: this category of my blog includes all vlogs and posts that have videos in them.

Letting go of my art / Me séparer de mes œuvres

2010 . 12 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

still from a video


What I do isn’t about art. It’s about people. Ce qui est important en ce que je fais n’est pas l’art. C’est les rapports que j’ai avec les autres.


Which support? / Quel support?

2010 . 12 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

detail image of a painted portrait


Canvas isn’t the only option as a support for paint. On n’est pas obligé de peindre sur toile tout le temps.


Right and wrong in art / Le correct et le pas correct dans l’art

2010 . 11 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

still from a vlog


It does exist, and it’s a good thing too. Ça existe, et tant mieux.


On loving wrinkles / Aimer les rides

2010 . 11 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

still from a vlog


Wrinkles are important to painting faces. Les rides aident un peintre à peindre un visage.


About competition / Sur la concurrence

2010 . 11 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

still from a vlog


How I dumped copyright and fell in love with free culture. Comment j’ai cassé avec le copyright et trouvé la culture libre.


The subject makes the portrait. / Le sujet fait le portrait.

2010 . 11 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painted portrait


Portraiture is a collaborative art.  Peindre un portrait, c’est collaborer.


My own color theory / Ma théorie des couleurs

2010 . 11 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

two painted portraits in a diptych


A vlog about the way I use color. Un vidéoblog sur la façon dont je choisis mes couleurs.


The note is the winding path it takes.

2010 . 11 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

still from a vlog


People are made up of all the moments that got them to the place they are at.


For art or for money? / Pour l’art ou pour l’argent?

2010 . 10 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

still from a video


I think it’s “for art and for money.” C’est plutôt «pour l’art et pour l’argent.»


Culture imitates. / La culture imite.

2010 . 10 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

still from a video


Culture is created by imperfect imitations. La culture est créée par des imitations imparfaites.


The role of the artist / Le rôle de l’artiste

2010 . 10 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

portrait peint en acrylique sur toile


Art is making special. L’art, c’est rendre quelque chose spécial.


American and French / Française et américaine

2010 . 10 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

still from a vlog


French people are snobs and Americans are superficial. Les français sont des snobs et les américains sont superficiels.


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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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