JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Small Daylily

I have day lilies in my garden. They are fantastic flowers. They are usually flowering the first part of the summer. Here I had started with acrylic painting so why not give it a go and paint a day lily with acrylic?

For this painting I choose a small 300gram aquarelle paper. When you are coming from aquarelle it is liberating that paint when it is dry will not dissolve anymore. Although I must say that acrylic paint forms a gel soup when adding water whereas aquarelle is just colored water flowing around much easier.

To make this painting I placed a table in front of the day lilies in my garden. Then I sat down at the table with my tools and started painting. I had the paper lying down. That is how many aquarellists are doing it. They place the paper horizontally. It is common that acrylic painters paint their motive standing vertically. You can do that when you are working with less water and it is not dripping all over. The advantage painting vertically is that you can observe the motive in the same plane as the painting. 2009,

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.