|Patern Kervinio, 2001, round brushstrokes|
Portland, Oregon artist Gwenn Seemel popped out at me from amongst the many artists I see on a regular basis online. Her work is not only technically amazing, but her choice of color, understanding of design, and interesting application make her art stand out in the world of portraiture.
|Guillaume (Folded Paper), 2005, flat brushes|
As far as brushes, she began working in mostly rounds, using flats only for laying in the background. "I would start a portrait by laying down structural lines and crosshatching with the larger rounds. Eventually, I would use 00 size round brushes to complete the painting, and their small brushstrokes are obvious. My brush collection was limited and it's reflected in the rather uniform finish of the paintings I was making at the time," she shares.
|Gwenn Seemel self portrait process|
Gwenn writes frequently on her blog about her own process as an artist and how her personal journey inspire her paintings and books. Gwenn also vlogs about her work and you can learn more about both her materials and portraits on her YouTube channel.
For more brush information, check out the Dynasty Brush website.