Yearly self-portrait with a bird. 2016

Yearly self-portrait with a bird. 2016

Yearly self-portrait with a bird. 2016. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

I year ago, I decided I would paint a portrait of myself once a year. One of my sisters, usually blunt in her honesty, pointed out that it looked like I had just come out of prison, (she was part right in noticing that something had come out of a cage, although it wasn’t me), while the other, more diplomatically, thought it rather interesting, and totally different from the previous self portrait. I was just happy both had immediately recognized me.

Le château. 2016

le château. 2016. J.Harms

Le château. 2016. J.Harms. 45x63cm. Acrylic on paper.

“The castle” stands proudly at the foot of the castle that stands proudly…

Le rond-point. 2016

rond point . J.Harms - Copie

Le rond-point. 2016. J.Harms. 39 x 49,5cm. Acrylic on paper.

This is the second painting illustrating my trip, this past January, to Edinburgh. It depicts a street near the famous Victoria street. I was struck by the geometry of this particular scenery. Triangles, circles and rectangles. I read a short essay on Bauhaus recently, and for some reason this painting reminds me of the movement. The yellow sky is just how I remembered the atmosphere, in reality it was rather a grey and cloudy day.

Le passage étroit. the 6th continent 7/365. 2016

passage etroit. J.Harms - Copie

Le passage étroit. The 6th continent n°7. 2016. J.Harms. 10×15 cm. Acrylic on paper.

After a short respite the traveller continues his journey. He follows the narrow path that will lead him down to more hospitable grounds.

Le grand Salon

Le grand salon d’art abordable is the French twist to the affordable art fair. I will be exhibiting some of my work during the “grand salon”. If you are in Paris at the end of February (26th, 27th, 28th) why not drop by ?


Le grand salon d’art abordable 2016

Bleu et jaune à St-Valery. 2015

Jaune at bleu à st valéry. J.Harms.

Bleu et Jaune à St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. 29×39 cm. Acrylic on paper.

Further along the bay, this yellow house really caught my eye. I had to paint it.

Florentine Composition 2012

Florentine composition by Julie Harms

Florentine composition. The yellow Crane (2012)
Acrylic on canvas – 90×85 cm

I visited Florence in February 2011. Unfortunately, my memory of this city remains blurry. I remember Gozzoli’s Magus, beggars, a Chinese woman wearing blue boots and selling tourists umbrellas, plenty of young Japanese enjoying the little free time they have after the end of their studies and before entering the work-world in which they will remain non-stop until they retire, the foot of a yellow construction crane, the neon placed along the walls of old buildings turned into hotels and trattorias, the rain, the cold …

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