Exit royal. 2016

Exit Royal. J.Harms - Copie

Exit royal. 2016. J.Harms. 15x21cm. Acrylic on paper.

Edinburgh castle has many features which I enjoy painting. An elevated perspective, alcoves, unusual point of views, people wandering, and a layer of rich colors . The view from the castle, which I hope I’ll be painting soon, was extraordinary. This exit, which illustrates the end of my visit, opens on the enormous esplanade right infront of the castle. If you go straight on, it will lead you to the royal mile, another fine street.

 

Le rond-point. 2016

rond point . J.Harms - Copie

Le rond-point. 2016. J.Harms. 39 x 49,5cm. Acrylic on paper.

This is the second painting illustrating my trip, this past January, to Edinburgh. It depicts a street near the famous Victoria street. I was struck by the geometry of this particular scenery. Triangles, circles and rectangles. I read a short essay on Bauhaus recently, and for some reason this painting reminds me of the movement. The yellow sky is just how I remembered the atmosphere, in reality it was rather a grey and cloudy day.

Le Saint, les pélicans et le cycliste. 2016

Le Saint, les pélicans et le cycliste. 2016. J.Harms.

Le Saint, les pélicans et le cycliste. 2016. J.Harms. 29×39 cm. Acrylic on paper.         (Private collection).

On a Wednesday afternoon I was wandering around the old city of Crépy-en-Valois. The narrow cobblestone streets form a kind of maze in the old part of the town. For a while there I almost had the feeling of having gone back in time, until two pelicans and a light blue store front appeared  in front of me. As I was watching the peculiar sight, a young boy rode by on his bike. After all it was Wednesday, and there is no school on wednesdays.

 

Urban jungle 2015

Urban jungle. 2015. J.Harms

Urban jungle 2015. Acrylic on white paper. 22×30,5 cm. J.harms.                                         Edition of 29 limited prints.

The Date (see post) and this painting come from the same day of wandering around the Sacré Coeur. I couldn’t help but think that all these cars were like a pack of sleeping animals nestled in the urban jungle.

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