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

Being like a dog / Être comme un chien

2016 . 12 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

It’s a good goal for a portraitist.

C’est un but logique pour un portraitiste.


This video explains another way that I want to be like an animal in my work, and this article talks about how I paint my portraits.


Cette vidéo explique une autre raison pour laquelle j’ai envie d’être comme un animal dans mon art, et cet article parle de comment je peins mes portraits.



dog art

Gwenn Seemel
Fennel
2016
acrylic on panel / acrylique sur bois
24 x 18 inches / 61 x 46 centimètres
(detail below / détail plus bas)



dog art


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(5) Comments / Commentaires: Being like a dog / Être comme un chien

-- Reinhilde Vandorpe -- 2016 . 12 . 26 --

Dear Gwenn,

My sister wants me to make a portrait of her dog, now passed away. I didn’t know how to approach it but you explain it with such clarity - you become the dog! - that this is a real eye opener for me. You were recently here in Belgium I believe - I live in Belgium too.
Thank you so much for teaching us with such spontaneity and such honesty. I hope you continue to paint for a long long time! Be well, xxx

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-- Gwenn -- 2016 . 12 . 27 --

@Reinhilde: Be the dog! smile I’m glad the video helped and I hope to see what you make of your sister’s pet.

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-- Reinhilde Vandorpe -- 2016 . 12 . 27 --

Thank you! I’ll show it to you when it’s done! Best wishes,

Reinhilde Vandorpe

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-- Chloe -- 2016 . 12 . 28 --

Lovely blog and some very intriguing insights. I like this painting a lot.

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-- Gwenn -- 2017 . 01 . 01 --

@Chloe: Thank you! Good subjects make for good paintings! smile

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