Paintings » 2000-2007: Le Voyage & Crossing Borders
  • Red Moscow Suite
    Red Moscow Suite
    Oil on canvas
    40 X 30". 2000
  • Gathered Souvenirs II
    Gathered Souvenirs II
    Oil on canvas
    38 X 72". 2000
  • Mémoire
    Mémoire
    Oil on Canvas
    72 X 38". 2000
  • Normandy Chateau Barn
    Normandy Chateau Barn
    Oil on canvas
    40 X 30". 2000
  • Lady of Shalott
    Lady of Shalott
    Oil on Canvas
    48 X 36". 2002
  • Special Providence
    Special Providence
    Oil on Canvas
    48 X 72". 2002
  • A Memorable Fancy
    A Memorable Fancy
    Oil on Canvas
    48 X 60". 2002
  • What Rough Beast II
    What Rough Beast II
    Oil on Canvas
    51 X 64". 2002
  • En Route - May
    En Route - May
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2003
  • En Route - August
    En Route - August
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30". 2003
  • En Route - September
    En Route - September
    Oil on Canvas
    48 X 60". 2003
  • En Route - November
    En Route - November
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 24." 2003
  • Naive American. (Girl with Rocking Horse)
    Naive American. (Girl with Rocking Horse)
    Oil on Canvas
    60 X 48". 2004
  • Naive American. (Boy with Dog)
    Naive American. (Boy with Dog)
    Oil on Canvas
    60 X 48". 2004
  • Memento I
    Memento I
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30". 2004
  • Dante's Beatrice
    Dante's Beatrice
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30". 2004
  • A Woman of Fashion
    A Woman of Fashion
    Oil on Panel
    20 X 15". 2004
  • Ritual
    Ritual
    Oil on Canvas
    51 X 64". 2004
  • A Chair for Spinoza
    A Chair for Spinoza
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30". 2005
  • The Love Song
    The Love Song
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2005
  • An Ode to Theatre
    An Ode to Theatre
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30". 2005
  • Everything in the World
    Everything in the World
    Oil on Canvas
    48 X 36". 2005
  • Vita Nuova
    Vita Nuova
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2005
  • Alone with the Moon
    Alone with the Moon
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2005
  • Muhlenberg County Waltz
    Muhlenberg County Waltz
    Oil on Canvas
    48 X 60". 2005
  • Celtic Melodies
    Celtic Melodies
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2005
  • Real Big Country
    Real Big Country
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2005
  • The Empty Chair
    The Empty Chair
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2005
  • The Looming Forest
    The Looming Forest
    Oil on Canvas
    48 X 36". 2005
  • Ockham'€™s Dog (William of Ockham)
    Ockham'€™s Dog (William of Ockham)
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 20". 2006
  • Gorky and His Mother.
    Gorky and His Mother.
    (Vosdanik Adoian & Shushanik der Marderosian)
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2006
  • A Trinity of Deities
    A Trinity of Deities
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2006
  • Child Art in the Black Forest
    Child Art in the Black Forest
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2006
  • Chien de Chasse
    Chien de Chasse
    (91 rue de Turenne)
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2006
  • The Wind of Eros
    The Wind of Eros
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2006
  • Ingres' Wife
    Ingres' Wife
    (Madeleine Chapelle)
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2006
  • Beatitude and the Mountain
    Beatitude and the Mountain
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2006
  • Life and Death in Zurich II
    Life and Death in Zurich II
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2006
  • Hanamachi I (Flower Town)
    Hanamachi I (Flower Town)
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2006
  • History of Art I (Monet)
    History of Art I (Monet)
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2007
  • Aegean Triptych
    Aegean Triptych
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2007
  • An Odalisque for Delacroix
    An Odalisque for Delacroix
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2007
  • History of Art II (Tower w- Nu)
    History of Art II (Tower w- Nu)
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2007
  • Sentinel
    Sentinel
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2007
  • A Chair for Updike
    A Chair for Updike
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2007
  • Icon Poem I (Kiss)
    Icon Poem I (Kiss)
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2007
  • Icon Poem II (Dance)
    Icon Poem II (Dance)
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2007
  • Darwin
    Darwin
    (The single best idea anyone has ever had.)
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30". 2007
  • La Revue Negre
    La Revue Negre
    Oil on Canvas
    48 X 36". 2007
  • The Charity of Mme Cezanne
    The Charity of Mme Cezanne
    Oil on Canvas
    48 X 36". 2007
  • Victorian Novel I (Tulip Wallpaper)
    Victorian Novel I (Tulip Wallpaper)
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30". 2007
  • A Room of One’s Own (VW)
    A Room of One’s Own (VW)
    Oil on Canvas
    60 X 48". 2007
  • Jacqueline
    Jacqueline
    Oil on Canvas
    39.5 X 32". 2007
  • Cottage in Ardennes
    Cottage in Ardennes
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30". 2007
 

2000-2007: Le Voyage & Crossing Borders

With this body of work, Paul Harmon has managed to cross the bold linear borders that define shapes, but in doing so, things change. Colors change hue, black turns white, flat surfaces become modeled, gray becomes color, monochromatic morphs to multicolor.

In crossing these borders, the artist calls upon the widest variety of painting techniques, all within a single canvas. One’s eye can travel from pointillism to toneless flat surfaces, to mosaic effects and to painterly modeling. Tools range from brush to palette knife to stencil. All of this is contained and controlled by the force of Paul Harmon’s bold lines. The result is contrast and never a dull moment.

“After all,” Harmon has stated, “life changes as we cross various borders, be it with a visa or in other transitions such as youth to adult, marriage, career change or newly arrived at philosophies.”