Yearly self-portrait au carré. 2019

Yearly self-portrait au carré. 2019. J.Harms.

Yearly self-portrait au carré. 2019. J.Harms.

Another year another portrait. This one is me sitting on my « carpet studio » looking at my reflexion in a mirror. At the back a glimpse of the window overlooking a cherry tree. My work as a decorative painter has been thriving, and sadly my paintings have been few and far between as a consequence. Three so far this year isn’t much. Yet there are so many things I need to paint.

 

La place du fort sous la neige. 2018

La place du fort sous la neige. 2018. J.Harms. 29 x 39 cm. Acrylic on red paper.

I love snowscapes, so when my village got heavily covered in snow a couple weeks ago, I immediately went out to take pictures. I wanted to paint it. Not many people were out and about, but a couple foot prints on the Place du fort, one of the two village squares, were proof that another soul had been here possibly pulling a two-wheeled cart of some kind.

 

La méditation. 2017

La méditation. 2017. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

In Andernos, walking along the pier, a February sun bathing all those wandering by, a woman sits and meditates.

 

 

 

Le toit du monde. 2017

le toit du monde. J;Harms - Copie

Le toit du monde. 2017. J.Harms. 41x61cm. Acrylic on paper.

At the end of last year and beginning of this one, I had the great opportunity to work in a prestigious place. The Hôtel de Crillon in Paris. The hotel has been undergoing complete renovation and it was quite a thrill to be part of this massive project. I was part of Christophe Martin‘s team of decorative painters and our job was to paint the suites designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Needless to say the most extraordinary and most expensive suites of the hotel. During breaks, I would sometimes take advantage of the scaffolding just to climb up to the top of the palace. The view there was breathtaking. While painting it, and remembering the view, I couldn’t help but think about Raoul Dufy’s great views of Paris.

Le grand salon 2017

le grand salon 2017

Back to the “Grand salon” !

Below a selection of some of the paintings that I will be exhibiting.

On a more personal note, a time consuming but awesome  artistic job kept me away from my easel these past couple months,  it also provided me with new ideas for future paintings which I hope I’ll be posting soon.

Along the loch. 2016

Along the Loch. 2016. J.Harms. 19x25cm. Acrylic on paper.

Along the loch. 2016. J.Harms. 19×25 cm. Acrylic on paper.

While currently working on a serie of paintings illustrating my last trip to Edinburgh, I came across this old picture of a tour  of Scotland I had gone on a couple years ago. One of our first stops outside from Glasgow was at a small place called Luss on the shores of loch Lomond. For some reason, I had completely forgotten about this particular shot. While browsing through one of my old memory cards, I was drawn by the variation of greens in the background foliage in this scene. I often shy away from painting nature, I can never really grasp the lines. In this painting however, I think I didn’t do too bad.

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