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.

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… »

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.

Les doigts jaunes. 2016

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Les doigts jaunes. 2016. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

This is another of my rare attempts in grasping nature through paint. Where I find it easy to decipher the net of lines and colors in urban landscapes, I find it almost impossible in a bushy context. This is my rendering of the quaint corner of a friend’s garden. She used straw to cover her crops of potatoes…

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