Face Making

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

Good photos make good paintings. / Les meilleures peintures viennent des meilleures photos.

2011 . 12 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

I can’t paint portraits without first taking pictures.

Je ne peux pas peindre des portraits sans d’abord prendre des photos.


When I say that photos are missing something and that I put that something back into the portrait as I paint it, I mean this.


Quand je dis que les photos manquent quelque chose et que j’arrive à remettre cette chose en peignant le portrait, je parle de ceci.



photo d'un chat

Lauan belongs to Curt.

Lauan appartient à Curt.



portrait of a cat

Gwenn Seemel
Lauan
2011
acrylic on panel / acrylique sur bois
8 x 8 inches / 20 x 20 centimètres
(detail below / détail plus bas)



portrait d'un chat


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(6) Comments / Commentaires: Good photos make good paintings. / Les meilleures peintures viennent des meilleures photos.

Jeanette...

I’ve stumbled across your blog and spent some time wandering.  Your portraits are stunning and unique, thank you for sharing them.

I’ll add your blog to my own, so I can return and look again.

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Gwenn...

Thank you for all your kind words, Jeanette!

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Rob Robinson...

Cool cat, Gwenn!
Good idea on getting down to the cat’s eye level.

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Gwenn...

Thanks Rob!  She is a pretty cool cat!

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Sarah Holland...

Love your cat Artwork.  Very inspiring to me as I am just beginning to indulge my creative side again after many years of neglect.  Cats are by far the best thing to paint.

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Gwenn...

@Sarah: Cats aren’t easy to paint but they are a lot of fun.  Bon courage in your new creative adventure and thank you!

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