Chard and onions. 2020

Acrylic on paper. 48x63cm.

My friend Irène has a glorious garden,

I painted it once in the past,

It keeps on giving though.

Promenade digestive. 2020

Acrylic on paper. 29x39cm

Butter chicken for lunch,

A digestive stroll in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont in Paris,

Sunday with sis.

On the road. 2020

Acrylic on paper. 29x39cm.

When traffic comes to a stop,

I take a picture,

Going on a job,

a week or so before confinement.

Jardin privé. 2020

Jardin privé. 2020. 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… »

Attention aux cactus. 2018

Attention aux cactus. 2018. J.Harms. 81×100 cm. Acrylic on canvas.

I was contacted a couple weeks ago by an artist whom I exhibited with last year. She is currently organizing a show in a Parisian gallery and has kindly asked me to participate. The theme for the show is “tropical dream” . Having never been to the Islands, And having absolutely no paintings resembling the theme, I decided to roam the Jardin d’Auteuil in Paris. Those of you that watch the tennis will know that Roland Garros’ courts are right across the street from those extraordinary greenhouses. The main one, resembling a little crystal palace, was closed for maintenance. It held the palm trees which I intended to paint at first. Walking around the gardens to the other smaller greenhouses, I came across the one housing the cacti. Beware of the cacti.

November or Lili in the garden 2017

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November or Lili in the Garden. 2017. J.Harms. 29x39cm Acrylic on paper.

This is a view from my studio/bedroom. It’s late afternoon, the light is poor, but the flamboyant color of the dogwood is quite eye-catching, it brings a vibrant touch to this murky November day. Lili, my cousin’s daughter, is not afraid of the gloomy weather, she’s out and about doing what children like doing.

King of Scotland 2015

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King of Scotland. 2015. J.Harms. 20×28,5cm. Acrylic on paper.

The hill fort of Dunadd lays in the center of vast green plains. On its summit, one can find a flat rock showing a footprint where the future kings of Dàl Riata would stand to be recognized as kings. Our group was lucky to walk around this beautiful isolated place. we all put our feet in the footprint. That day we were all crowned kings and queens of Scotland.

The Playground n°2. 2015

The Playground n°2. 2015. J.Harms. 30x40cm. Acrylic on paper.

The Playground n°2. 2015. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

This is the opposite view from Playground n°1. In the background the famous Loch Ness and a small piece of the opposite shore. Some of you that follow the 6th Continent may recognize a part of this landscape since I have used it to illustrate the firts painting.

The Playground n°1. 2015

The playground 1. 2015. J.Harms. 30x40cm. Acrylic on paper.

The Playground n°1. 2015. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

Continuing my journey around Scotland, here are the grounds where Urquhart Castle once stood. It borders the  famous Lochness. What I found fascinating was the way people wandered around these traces of the past, it was like watching children play in a giant playground.

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