JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Model with dark curly hair

I had a tendency to make paintings of models as if they were painted on a separate canvas and then cut out and glued on to background. On this painting I started to work on this issue. The size of hands and feet were surprisingly difficult.

At the gallery the more experienced artists could come by in a break and quickly measure my progress by creating a measure tool between thumb and index finger and compare the sizes to other various references of the model. Really clever, it looks so easy. I had been reading about this and I tried to apply it too but it is actually not that simple. I suppose with experience it gets easier.

On this painting I worked opaque. I used no aquarelle technique. I painted the background first. Then I worked on the model. By doing it this way I would not get any white area between the background and model. Oh well, on some places.

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.