JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Aquarellish oil painting - Sandrina

In February 2011 I prepared more panels for oil paintings. The first time I made my panels I prepared the entire surface with gesso. This time I left a little border close to the edge so that I could use that for mounting the panel in a box or something. After I had my panels I was looking into how to create a box. It became an “open” solution with rails of aluminum on two sides guiding the panel and holding the panel in place.

This painting is the first painting on these panels. The aluminum leaves a bit of gray on the edge but that does not matter. I thought this was really clever. At least this is cleverer than the oil painting clamps leaving marks from metal spikes. I showed my friends at de Stoker about my invention. I hope that they forgive my childish enthusiasm when I came there showing my new invention.

The painting to the left is aquarellish. This is because I made that painting during one session and this was only the “first layer” It is interesting to note that I wrote down the name of the Model. Still I did not write down the date. Why would I? That I later would sit and blog about this painting did not come up in my imagination. I can see that I really tried to make the face look nice and I was really happy with the overall result.

The painting to the right is from another session with the same model. I think that this was the first session with the model. I had initially forgot about blogging about this painting. That is the nice explanation. Another explanation would be that my sub consciousness banned this image and for good tried to put it in the pile of hideous creations. Anyway here it is!

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.