JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Anna 19 November 2017

It is Sunday 19 November 2017 and I am on my way to Amsterdam for a live model painting session. Last week there was no session. Instead, I went to Amsterdam Photography Museum FOAM together with my daughter. It was the last day of the exhibition of … forgot his name. We attended a photo workshop. After the museum, we went to Pull and Bear because my daughter wanted to buy some clothes.

When I was there at Pull and Bear I also bought a shirt for myself. When I was waiting at the shop I noticed that on the other side of the street there was also a bookstore Scheltema and it was open. So we went there and I bought a book about Arduino. It was a beginners book. When I came home I started reading and before the Sunday evening had ended I had ordered an electronic starters kit of Arduino.

On Tuesday the kit arrived. I started building the samples in the evenings except for Thursday when I went to the aquarelle club evening. Yesterday I started building my own construction. It is an electronic coaster. It will show when the beverage is the correct drinking temperature.

Today I will try to sketch without using charcoal. This is the first time I am trying this. I will sketch with paint instead.

I am traveling on the train to Amsterdam Zuid. From there I take bus 15 to Willem Schoutenstraat. Then I walk from there to the studio.

It went very well. I brought with me a trolley so that I could drag the bag behind me.

The artists today were Frank, Bas, Luuk, Saskia, Tom and me. The model was Anna. I painted her 2012 when she was pregnant. Now her daughter is four years old. I also painted her boyfriend Raoul.

Anna is studying Photography at an art school. She takes photos of nudes among other things of course. Next week she had an exhibition but I missed where it was.

It went better than I had hoped with my new charcoal free method. The sketching was not more accurate than usual but the fight with the dust was over and that was really nice.

There was something with her hand or arm. Vertically it was okay but perhaps it was less horizontally. Next week I will try to paint her again. Perhaps I will zoom in a little and make a portrait of her, only a portrait. That could be interesting.

On the way home I took bus 15 to station Zuid. There was some kind of train situation but there was an extra train that I could take to Almere.

As time went on I started to appreciate this painting more and more. It is the light and the layout that makes me happy when I see it.

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.