JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Eva 27 March 2016

Today it is Sunday 27 March and there is no daylight saving time from today. To call it summer time already would be a bit ambitious. So I missed one hour of sleep. Today I started blogging already before breakfast. I can hear the rain falling and I checked the trains and indeed they are working on the tracks so I will have to take buss the first part of the trip.

Today I will finish the painting of Eva. Today I want to try rearranging the palette again. I had hoped that last week the new palette layout would be fantastic but it did not convince me. It was like white got in the way instead of being a logical center. It is model and portrait painting I am doing here so I need access to skin tones. If I was going to paint outdoors, then I would perhaps need to arrange the palette for making a lot of green colors.

Now I am on the train in Weesp after a trip with the bus from Almere. It feels like a huge waste of time. The bus needs to go through the city along the track to visit the different train stations. At one station a person left the bus, legit. At another station a person at the bus-stop asked a question to the bus driver. She got the wrong answer and the bus could continue. What they could done was obviously have one bus going directly and another bus doing all the intermediate stops. Anyway, now I am in Weesp and on the train. I could have left earlier but somehow the summer time stole that hour from me. Now I travel at 118 km per hour and it is 11 degrees’ Celsius outside.

Perhaps it is less interesting hearing me complain about the situations by which I travel to the studio where I paint? On the other hand, this is how it is. My paintings are a result of my thoughts process and the situation here and now. The train trip is so to speak a part of the art I am going to make today. You cannot see it in the painting but it influences the painting.

The first thing I do today is to scrape of much of the face on the painting. This is a Frank Top Tip. I wonder how he is doing? Frank is a really talented artist on the same level as Jeramy Lipking and other now living super talented painters. Anyway, I will scrape off much of the face. This is because I want to work from meager to fat and the face is a bit too fat already. Almost in Amsterdam now. On my way back home I will continue to blog.

I arrived 20 minutes later than normal. That was all fine because Saskia also arrived at the same time.

Today Jiri, Saskia, Tom and I were the artists.

I started the new palette layout and it worked quite well actually. In the triangle yellow, red and white I could easily mix skin tones. Between yellow and blue and Red and blue I could create various green and purple skin shadow tones. Then if necessary I could mix the skin tones with the green and the purple. Then for really dark I could mix the blue and the brown. With this palette I can produce many various colors suitable for portrait painting.

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I was born 1967 in Stockholm, Sweden. I grew up in the small village Vågdalen in north Sweden. 1989 I moved to Umeå to study Computer Science at University of Umeå. 1995 I moved to the Netherlands where I live in Almere not far from Amsterdam.

Here on this site I let you see my creations.

I create, that is my hobby.