JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Queen Beatrix

This painting comes from a theme evening at aquarelmere. Jaap come up with the idea for a method to get us kick started in painting portraits while cheating a little bit. To prove that we all were able to paint someone that everybody can recognize he had been making copies of a photo of the queen o f the Netherland.

Then he gave us big led crayons. We were instructed to make the back of the photo all gray with the led crayon. Then we had to draw the details of the face while the photo was lying on the aquarelle paper and so features of the photo where copied to the paper. The rest of the evening we could concentrate on painting the queen instead of drawing her.

After this exercise I had made up my mind. I was going to learn more about painting and drawing models and portraits and I was going to understand how to do it right.

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.