Boats, boats, boats…

Second O'Kunchi by Julie Harms

Second O’Kunchi. Nagasaki. J.Harms

Venise Go.. - Copie (2)

A small blue boat. Venice. J.Harms

Empty boats along the bay. 2013. 17x24 cm. Acrylic on paper. J.harms

Empty boats along the bay. Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. J.Harms

Luss. 2015. J.Harms. 30x40cm. Acrylic on paper. - Copie

Luss. J.Harms.

Maisons à st-Valery. 2016

Maisons de la baie à St-Valery. 2016. J.Harms. 20x28.5cm. Acrylique sur papier.

Maisons à st-Valery. 2016. J.Harms. 20×28,5cm. Acrylic on paper.

With “Les volets verts”, this represents another view from the bay taken from almost the same position but at another angle. I love to paint views from a higher ground looking down. This painting is the last one in my short serie on the lovely town of St Valéry-sur-Somme.

Volets verts à St-Valery. 2015

Les volets verts à St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. 20x28.5cm. Acrylic on paper.

Les volets verts à St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. 20×28.5cm. Acrylic on paper.

The church in St-Valery is situated on a hill overlooking the bay. From that point there’s a lovely view of old homes and a mile away, behind them , the shimmering lights of the sea.

 

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.

Vue sur la baie à St-Valery. 2015

Vue sur la baie. J.Harms.

Vue sur la baie à St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 29x39cm.

Along the bay there are colorful houses at St-Valéry-sur-Somme.

Jeu de lumière à St-Valery. 2015

Jeu de lumière. J.Harms.

Jeu de lumière à St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

Light and shade play hide and seek in this small street in St-Valéry-sur-Somme.

Ruelle rouge à St-Valery. 2015

Ruelle rouge. J.Harms.

Ruelle rouge à St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

When I decided to paint a serie of views on St-Valery-sur-Somme, this particular narrow street escaped my notice at first. But while checking out the pictures again, I was immediately drawn by the red hues. I can feel the warmth oozing from those brick stone walls. I remember vividly how warm it was, and how lucky I was to visit a place with this quality of light to it.

Ma and Jo in St- Valery 2015

Ma and Jo à St Valery. J.Harms.

Ma and Jo in St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

I am currently working on a serie of pictures I took 2 years ago while on a day trip to St-Valery-Sur-Somme, with my mother and sister. It was early July, hence the flags, and the day was beautiful. Ma seems to be carrying the sun on her back…

July in St-Valery 2015

July in St Valery. J.Harms.

July in St-Valery. 2015. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

Sometimes I rediscover old snapshots from years past in my small camera. I came across this view of a street in St-Valery- sur-Somme. One of many that, for some reason, have not made their way on the paper… until now.

Along The Bay of Saint-Valéry 2013

Along the Bay of Saint-Valery. 2013. 17x24 cm. Acrylic on Paper. J.Harms.

Along the bay of Saint-Valéry. 2013. 17×24 cm. Acrylic on paper.

Saint-Valéry-Sur-Somme is a small town overlooking the Baie de Somme. The local authorities arranged a wooden path along the bay that spreads out to the sea. That day the sun was hot, the sky empty, the sea quiet. A perfect day for a walk before getting on the old steam engine that would lead us to the Crotoy and its large sandy beach.

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