A forest of thoughts. 2020

Acrylic on paper. 48×61 cm.

Pansies, comes from the French word « pensées » which means « thoughts ». Imagine the number of thoughts that cross your mind every ten minutes… a veritable forest of thoughts.

Self-portrait from afar. 2020

Acrylic on paper, 29x39cm.

For this yearly obligation, a reflection in the mirror of me on my « carpet studio ». On the right hand side, two paintings, François Glineur’s Portrait of VanGogh, and Noriko Aoki’s bouquet of fragrant Osmanthus. Two of the very first pieces of art I purchased, from artists that I admire.

‘It was the rainbow gave thee birth’. 2020

2020. Julie Harms. Acrylic on paper. 29x39cm.

It was the rainbow gave thee birth,

And left thee all her lovely hues ;

( Excerpt from ‘The Kingfisher’ by W.H Davies.)

Un verre de rhubarbe. 2020

Un verre de rhubarbe. 2020. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 29x39cm.

A broken stalk of rhubarb,

A glass of water,

Quaint tableware,

And voilà !

Table fleurie. Les fleurs Joyeuses. 2020

Table fleurie. Les fleurs joyeuses *. 2020. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 40x50cm.

A bouquet of happy brain chemicals for you and you and you….

* « Les fleurs joyeuses » (Joyful flowers) is a subtitle I give all the bouquets I paint.

Jardin privé. 2020

Jardin privé. 2010. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 29x39cm.

These are unusual times.

The weather is warming,

the sun is shining,

birds are singing,

but we are all confined indoors

to prevent a virus from circulating.

In French, « Jardin privé » which literally means « Private garden » , can also mean « deprived of garden » in a more poetic sense : « de jardin privé… »

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