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painted portrait

Gwenn Seemel
Lynn
2011
acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 inches

Lynn’s husband commissioned this portrait of her as a gift for himself since he loves his wife and appreciates my work. This sort of thing happens quite a bit, but, in this case, the wife refused to sit for me unless the husband did too.

Whenever I talk to Lynn’s husband about the painting, he always asks me how it is that I decided to make the marks I did. He wants to understand the way my hand and brain work when I’m painting, and I always have tell him: “me too!” This blog post talks about how my style evolved, but I’m not sure it really answers the question either.

To learn more about the making of Lynn’s portrait, watch this vlog.