JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Peaches on a shiny cloth

Here is an acrylic painting of peaches on a shiny cloth. The shiny cloth is okay but I had something even shinier in my mind when I was painting.

There is something wrong with peaches. That is… they were apples. When I started with this painting I wanted to paint shiny cloth. That was goal number one. Secondly, I wanted to paint apples. As I use to say Apples versus Jens 5 – 1 to the apples. This was one of the times I did not win over the apple. So instead of telling people that these fruits are apples but peaches the painting becomes a tiny little bit better. If that won’t work I will tell people these are orange/red balls with sticks in them.

A new feature with this painting was that I was using retarder. Retarder makes it possible to keep on working with the acrylic paint before it dries. Essentially what you do with retarder is that you mimic the feature of oil paint that it is drying slowly. Many artists mix retarder into the paint before using it. I like to have a bottle of a mix of retarder and water that I can spray on to the canvas. I really like spraying paintings.

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.