JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Rolling waves

It was not possible to bring the real rolling waves to the theme evening at Aquarelmere so we had to bring photos of rolling waves. It is of course fantastic to use water color to paint rolling waves. With a bit of luck you can roll a couple of waves while playing with the paint. I used my own “wet in wet” technique for these paintings. I have a water can with which I can spray clean water on the paper.

So starting from a dry paper I spray water over the paper. The droplets of the water spray are lying on the paper as individual containers of water next to each other. When you paint over the droplets they hatch and join the brush. I find this a really clever way of painting wet in wet. With other techniques of “wet in wet” you first make film of water before you add paint. When there is a film of water the paint can spread freely in the film. With the droplets you have more control of the paint since it is not spreading freely until you touched the paper with the brush.

After you brushed over the droplets it is the same as with other methods of painting wet in wet. Here in this painting I used no more techniques than wet in wet.

In the next painting I did essentially the same as in the first painting but here I used salt when the paper was still wet. It turned out that the paper was too wet. The process of the salt went on too far in this painting.

The other paintings have many nice areas in the horizon and in the heaven but I think this is the best painting. Here I controlled the use of the salt better and there is plenty of contrast in the painting. This was really fun to do.

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.