L’Assiette de fruits de mer. 2018

L’assiette de fruits de mer. J. Harms. 2018. 29 X 39 cm. Acrylic on paper.

A memorable day in the Crotoy, in the Baie de Somme region of France. A bright sunny day late last Autumn. My sister, a friend of hers , my mom and I packed a car and drove all the way to the beach. A lot of people had the same idea, which resulted in an hour long queue to eat sea food. But what a liberation when it finally came, that long awaited assiette de fruits de mer !

Maisons à st-Valery. 2016

Maisons de la baie à St-Valery. 2016. J.Harms. 20x28.5cm. Acrylique sur papier.

Maisons à st-Valery. 2016. J.Harms. 20×28,5cm. Acrylic on paper.

With “Les volets verts”, this represents another view from the bay taken from almost the same position but at another angle. I love to paint views from a higher ground looking down. This painting is the last one in my short serie on the lovely town of St Valéry-sur-Somme.

Volets verts à St-Valery. 2015

Les volets verts à St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. 20x28.5cm. Acrylic on paper.

Les volets verts à St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. 20×28.5cm. Acrylic on paper.

The church in St-Valery is situated on a hill overlooking the bay. From that point there’s a lovely view of old homes and a mile away, behind them , the shimmering lights of the sea.

 

Bleu et jaune à St-Valery. 2015

Jaune at bleu à st valéry. J.Harms.

Bleu et Jaune à St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. 29×39 cm. Acrylic on paper.

Further along the bay, this yellow house really caught my eye. I had to paint it.

Vue sur la baie à St-Valery. 2015

Vue sur la baie. J.Harms.

Vue sur la baie à St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 29x39cm.

Along the bay there are colorful houses at St-Valéry-sur-Somme.

Jeu de lumière à St-Valery. 2015

Jeu de lumière. J.Harms.

Jeu de lumière à St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

Light and shade play hide and seek in this small street in St-Valéry-sur-Somme.

Ma and Jo in St- Valery 2015

Ma and Jo à St Valery. J.Harms.

Ma and Jo in St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

I am currently working on a serie of pictures I took 2 years ago while on a day trip to St-Valery-Sur-Somme, with my mother and sister. It was early July, hence the flags, and the day was beautiful. Ma seems to be carrying the sun on her back…

July in St-Valery 2015

July in St Valery. J.Harms.

July in St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

Sometimes I rediscover old snapshots from years past in my small camera. I came across this view of a street in St-Valery- sur-Somme. One of many that, for some reason, have not made their way on the paper… until now.

La Route Des Vacances 2013

La route des vacances. 2013. 17x24cm. Acrylic on paper. Julie Harms

La route des vacances. 2013. 17×24 cm. Acrylic on paper.  (private collection)

After spending a morning in Saint-Valéry (France), I took the traditional steam engine of the Baie de Somme to the Crotoy. Along the way it had to stop at Noyelle for a refill. The weather was steaming hot, a true summer holiday trip.

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