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… »

Scots behind the window. Windows of Rye. 2019

Scots behind the window. Windows of Rye. 2019. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 29x39cm.

We are a week away from a vote that will undoubtedly change the United Kingdom. Whether or not it decides to stay in the E.U.

In the serie “Windows of Rye ” I used the decorated windows of that small town in Sussex to illustrate my reflections on Brexit. I didn’t visit Rye with that particular idea in mind. The windows spoke for themselves…rather loudly too.

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