JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Hair fashion model, aquarelle

At an Aquarelmere painting evening 8 December 2011 I had decided to paint an aquarelle from a photo in a magazine about hair fashion. It was Hilde who brought this photo. The light in the photo was so interesting that I asked her if I could get it and also try to paint it too.

In many many paintings at some point I decide that “it is what it is” and it is a really good thing to stop messing around with a painting at some point. Here in this case I never got that feeling. I got many not so flattering comments about the painting already so I suppose publishing it in my blog is a daring act.

When I came home from the Aquarelmere evening I flushed off the painting with running water and started to put on a second layer of paint. It was not successful, at least not more successful than the first layer.

It is as if portrait and paintings of models are done right from a start or they are not done at all. I am not finished with this photo. At some point I will paint this again, from scratch.

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.