Face Making

Le blog de l’artiste peintre franco-américaine Gwenn Seemel. Les articles sont en anglais et en français, et souvent ils sont bilingues.

When my work is like a steakhouse dinner…

2009 . 02 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Randy Leonard with his portrait

Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard and his portrait are back in the news today.


2009 . 02 . 25

detail image of a painted portrait

Direct eye contact from a portrait is powerful tool.

On starting and finishing

2009 . 02 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel at work

Starting a painting makes the mood; completing it requires one. 

Legos and cupcakes and crayons, o my!

2009 . 02 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Herb Williams' Portrait of Sherry

Making portraits in paint on canvas is less than hip these days. Herb William’s crayon portraiture is just one of the many new forms. 

Second chance

2009 . 02 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel with a You Bag and its subject

A single portrait often can’t ever capture all the truths about a single person, especially if that person is a drag queen.

“Hand it over, sister.”

2009 . 02 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

You Bag, Poison Waters

When Kevin Cook says so, I listen!

Research for a painting.

2009 . 02 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

lipstick kisses on eye glasses

Sometimes going to a drag show is the only way to get a painting done.


2009 . 01 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

dog struggling to get out of a woman's lap

Despite appearances, this post is not about cruelty to animals. It’s about a Madonna and child.

My father’s world

2009 . 01 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World 1948

I learned a lot about art from my father and, since I can remember, my Papa has loved Andrew Wyeth’s work. 

Shepherding in a new era

2009 . 01 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Obama poster copycat with French President

This poster of the French President proves that artist Shepard Fairey’s iconic image of Barack Obama makes waves in the real world as well as in the art world.

Visiting my childhood…

2009 . 01 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

gate keyhole

This is Bubry, France. It’s the reason why I made Apple Pie.

The tools make the artist.

2009 . 01 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting of Lily

The tools an artist chooses define the process as well as the results.

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Je m’appelle Gwenn Seemel, et j’habite aux États-Unis. Je suis artiste peintre. Je crée des vidéoblogs et des articles en français et en anglais. En savoir plus...

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