JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Paprika on a plate

This plate of paprika is painted with acrylic paint in an aquarelle style. The colors are intense. Especially the red paprika is… RED! My colleagues at Aquarelmere often speak about how hard it is to produce a really intense red aquarelle color. With acrylic you get it for free. The shiny spots on the paprika make the paprika look realistic.

In previous posts I already talked about how liberating it is with acrylic paint that it will not dissolve after it has dried. I used that feature very much in this painting. Each paprika is made individually. I sprayed clean water on the painting to create the right amount of fluid for the transition. For this purpose I have a flacon that previously contained a cleaning detergent. I emptied it and filled it with clean water. It is not possible to spray only on one paprika but that does not matter. As I said a bit of water may come outside the working area but that does not matter because nothing happens. If it had been an aquarelle then that would be a disaster. With acrylic I let the redundant water be or I remove it with a tissue.

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.