Tree House. 2017

Tree house. 2017. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 30,5x44cm.

Tree House. 2017. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 30,5x44cm.

Two years ago, a friend invited me to go on a trip to Andernos-les-Bains. A popular French summer holiday destination situated in the Bassin d’Arcachon. We went in February and were very pleased to enjoy mild sunny weather . We wandered the streets of the small town, with its typical beach houses, most of them empty at that period.  We also ate loads of mussels ‘à la crème’, and drove all along the Bassin, to the Cap Ferret, to Arcachon, and to the famous “dune du Pyla”.

The plain urban landscape with a building, a bit of nature (and of course an electric pole), is definitely the kind of pictural mix I find attractive. It reminds me of the Japanese sceneries I painted a couple years back,  where one can find these same elements.


8 responses to Tree House. 2017

  1. I love how the tree, poles, wires, etc., are the focus, and the house the backdrop; and how all the lines, which could have been frantic or confusing, make a pattern and work together. Just beautiful.

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    • julie harms – Author

      I was lucky to be at the right place. I’m happé with the way it came out. It might sound strange, but i know when a painting is what it should be when once it ´s finished, i want to eat it.


      • I know exactly what you mean. There is a sense of – I struggle to find words – but is exactly that, it is perfectly done and sort of sizzling on the plate. I have imagined myself holding up a painting to people in the manner of coming in at a holiday dinner with a dish in my hands, myself, and I feel satisfied, some kind of tension is released. I know it is finished when I feel that.

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