Boat behind the window. Windows of Rye. 2019

Boat behind the window. 2019. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 48x63cm.

I recently (re)-visited Rye in Sussex. At first I thought about painting a couple streetscapes, Tudor style buildings and all, but for some reason my eye was more interested in the decorated windows of the old city. I usually let a couple months go by before revisiting my pictures, but with “B” day coming up, I feel a sense of foreboding in the air. This particular window with the boat, turns out to be more than that. A boat is a strong symbol of freedom, but this one is stuck behind a window…

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.

Luss 2015

Luss. 2015. J.Harms. 30x40cm. Acrylic on paper. - Copie

Luss. 2015. J.Harms. 29×39 cm. Acrylic on paper. (Private collection.)

When touring Scotland last year, our driver dropped us off at Luss. A picturesque little village on the shores of Loch Lomond. The Pier was by far what inspired me the most about that place. There was no time to go on a boat tour unfortunately.

A Small Blue Boat, View From A Bridge, Venice 2011

A small blue boat. Venice. Julie Harms

A small blue boat. View from a bridge (Venice 2011)
Acrylic  on paper – 40×60 cm

Wandering on a bridge, the one nearest to the train station. Below, the ground moves. Boats enter the city, the city moves over the water… Strange feeling.

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