JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Sunset at Leeghwaterplas, Aquarelle

This autumn I have had my camera with me when I bike to and from work and by doing this I have had some great chances to capture the sunset at Leeghwaterplas. The Leeghwaterplas is a strange name because it means literally “empty water lake”- and it is far from empty. This is the first lake of the city and the sand that formally was lying here was used to even the ground for the building the streets etc. This lake was made before all the plans of the city was completely formed so this lake is the main reason that the train track is making a round arc, instead of a straight line, because it was not wise to make the tracks too near the lake. Later the form of the train track formed the shapes of many streets.

This is an aquarelle painting on the Arches paper. The weight is 300grams per square meter and this paper is 31 by 41 cm.

While painting I was comfortable with the progress I made but when I stepped back and had a look from a distance I could see that I’ve done better. One comment I got was that the trees had a too predictable shape. They were too rounded and that created a disturbance when looking at the image.

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.