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.

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.

Portree, another view 2015

Portree. J.Harms.

Portree, another view. 2015. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

Portree is Skye’s main town. It’s a very pretty place. The usual view people remember from Portree are the colorful houses lining the bay. I admit I really liked those little houses but I came across the view I painted while wandering down the city. It was a gloriously sunny day, and over the roofs, I spotted this particular riviera-esque view. I couldn’t quite get over the color of the sea.

Cloud over Skye 2015

cloud over Skye. j.Harms.

Cloud over Skye. 2015. J.Harms. 29×39 cm. Acrylic on paper.

I was lucky enough to visit Skye during a very sunny 2 day journey. Anyone who crosses the  Skye bridge, knows they are entering a very mystical land. On an artistic level, rural landscapes have not been my favorite things to paint. The lines I see so easily in urban landscapes are more difficult to decipher in rural landscapes. I suppose the more I’ll practice this terrible artistic flaw of mine, the better I’ll get. Hopefully.

Empty Boats Along The Bay 2013

Empty boats along the bay. 2013. 17x24 cm. Acrylic on paper. J.harms

Empty boats along the bay. 2013. 17×24 cm. Acrylic on paper.

It was the beginning of summer along the bay of Saint-Valéry sur Somme. Boats seemed to be hibernating somehow.

Along The Bay of Saint-Valéry 2013

Along the Bay of Saint-Valery. 2013. 17x24 cm. Acrylic on Paper. J.Harms.

Along the bay of Saint-Valéry. 2013. 17×24 cm. Acrylic on paper.

Saint-Valéry-Sur-Somme is a small town overlooking the Baie de Somme. The local authorities arranged a wooden path along the bay that spreads out to the sea. That day the sun was hot, the sky empty, the sea quiet. A perfect day for a walk before getting on the old steam engine that would lead us to the Crotoy and its large sandy beach.

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