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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.

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.


Allegorical portraiture / Le portrait allégorique

2010 . 10 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

still from a vlog


Allegorical portraiture is the very best kind of art. Le portrait allégorique est la meilleure forme d’art.


Painting big / Peindre en grand

2010 . 09 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

working on a large painting


I knew it would be a challenge!  Je savais que ce serait un défi!


Portrait mistakes / Les erreurs à ne pas commettre dans un portrait

2010 . 09 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

still from a vlog


It’s obvious when a portrait doesn’t look right. Il est évident quand un portrait ne marche pas


Art = content + delivery / L’art = le fond + la forme

2010 . 09 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

still from a vlog


Delivery makes content better. La forme améliore le fond.


Beauty / La beauté

2010 . 09 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

still from a vlog


I don’t believe in flattering my subjects. Je ne flatte pas mes modèles.


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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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