Under The Trees 1, 2014

Under the trees I. 2014. 12x24cm. Acrylic on paper. J.Harms - Copie

Under the trees 1, 2014, 12x24cm, Acrylic on paper. Julie Harms.

I have a small digital camera I carry around in my bag. I use it whenever I see something that might interest me for a future painting. I seldom use the whole picture, most of the time I use a detail from that picture. It also happens that I forget about a picture and keep it in my camera for months, sometimes years. This detail, is taken from a picture I took the same day I took the one for the painting “Three friends”. It was in Paris, It was hot, and sunny, and whenever that happens, Parisians run for the shade… I don’t want people to notice when I take pictures of them, so I have to press on the button quickly, regardless of the light and the composition…

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