JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

A model lying in a pile of pillows

At de Stoker there was a model lying on top of a pile of pillows on 15 January 2012. The unusual pose and angle was a challenge, again. I am up for challenges so no worry. First I made a drawing with charcoal. Instead of discarding the charcoal drawing I saved it because it was quicker to take a new empty panel and start over rather than erasing the panel and then start over. By doing so I had the first attempt on drawing the model still saved.

During the same session I finished the first layer of oil paint on the second panel. On 21 January I had the final chance to paint the model. A few seconds after the session had started I noticed that I had made the leg too long. I started to shorten the leg but this was difficult because I am still working with a rather transparent technique and I would be forced to work much harder to get the paint all over the painting fit in with the fixed leg so I gave up entirely on finalizing the painting. So again I pulled out another panel and started over again.

I was running out of time by doing these unfinished experiments. This was the final chance on painting this model. To make things more complex I switched position in the studio to paint her from another angle. The final painting could use some more time but there is something special about it that I like. The face is not alike at all but that is a minor problem. Hard work, great time, better luck next time.

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.