JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Glass candle holder

I use to say that when I put a painting away then it is done. This painting is an exception! I started this painting on one of the theme evenings at Aquarelmere and then I went home and contemplated about the result.This was 14th of January 2010.

Glass is a material that has logic to it. A painter has to approach this logic carefully because otherwise it is not going to look like glass. Lines are broken in specific ways and I find it fascinating to figure out how this logic works and if you get it right then the result is a painting of glass. Also the breaking of the light in glass has a distinct contrast so it is important to get the dark paint applied next to really light areas to give a glass feeling. If you are a bit hasty or vague when painting glass then you will fail on these things.

I contemplated about all these things and decided to flush the painting. I had made a photo of the motive so I was OK with doing it over from a photo so I flushed the painting under running water and to remove as much as possible of the paint. Then I let the paper dry and then I could start over. It is not possible to flush all paint because some of the pigments stick to the paper so I had a faint background to work from. Then I started all over but this time I was patient.

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.