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


In search of specificity

2009 . 01 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

painting of Lily


I can very easily make a painting of a little girl. It’s harder to make a portrait of a particular little girl.


From life

2009 . 01 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting


Is a portrait more true if it’s painted from life instead of from a photograph? I ask the man who painted this image.


“Welcome to my hanging.”

2009 . 01 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Robert Anderson's portrait of President George W Bush 2008


There’s a scandal going on in Washington, and, for once, it’s got something to do with art!


Buying my work should qualify as an “official duty.”

2009 . 01 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

painted portrait of Randy Leonard


While I was away last month, this portrait of Commissioner Randy Leonard apparently got itself into a bit of trouble.


Making it up as I go along

2008 . 12 . 31 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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It’s the only way I know how to paint.


Walkabout

2008 . 12 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

an elderly woman at the beginning of a path


The setting: Bubry, France. A village in Brittany with a population of 2500 and an open air market every second and fourth Wednesday for the last 400 years.


“Me-tail”

2008 . 11 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

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Traditional retail appeals to me about as much as much as making the kind of open market art that has a factory-made, gimmicked-out feel to it. 


Something to sink my teeth into

2008 . 11 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting the mouth showing teeth in a portrait


As complicated as mouths are to paint, part the lips and the problem is that much bigger.


Liberty, equality, and homeland security.

2008 . 11 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

handprint turkey painted hand


Everything I know about patriotism, I learned in grade school making handprint turkeys.


A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth.

2008 . 11 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting the mouth in a portrait


The 19th century American portraitist John Singer Sargent famously said so.


A little pouch of love

2008 . 11 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

mother


Also known as a little pooch of love.


Expressive ears

2008 . 11 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painting of a Dachshund


My grandfather was a master at wiggling his ears, but otherwise I’ve never seen a human reveal much about who they are with their ears.


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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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