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Spring is here...

1 September 2008 24 comments

John Coburn (1925-2006)

The Four Seasons (spring) 1994
Oil on canvas

to celebrate the arrival of Spring and the opening of my new blog:

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24 comments: to “ Spring is here... so far...

  • Unknown 1.9.08

    Oh Boy - Kim - you wanna know what I thought? I thought this girl must be nuts - she's already announcing spring when winter hasn't arrived even yet. Then I remembered: ah, of course, Kim's on the other side of the earth ball - LOL - of course spring is arriving there!!!Happy spring time!!!

  • Kim 1.9.08

    I could be nuts Petra...
    it was a beautiful day here today....sun and moderate temperatures....
    I think Mother Nature is skipping over our way...finally...
    happy Autumn time to you on your side of the 'earth ball' ;)

  • Anonymous 2.9.08

    thank you so much for including me! the new blog looks great as well. i'll be sending the requested info soon. take care!

  • Mariuca 2.9.08

    Hi Kim! I love spring too and this pretty pic u have here. Have a great day tomo then! :)

  • S. A. Hart 2.9.08

    What fun! It reminds me of Matisse's cut-outs. Thanks for reminding us Spring is coming!

  • Kim 2.9.08

    hi Mystele
    thanks..looking forward to getting your info :) :)

    hi Mariuca
    two beautiful days so far...but the temperature is dropping tomorrow ..eek!!!

  • Kim 2.9.08

    it does too Sharon!!
    I love the whole series :) :)

  • Speedcat Hollydale 2.9.08

    Spring??? Yes, it is still odd to think that you are on the other side of the world, and below the equator.
    The painting is one with contrasting colors that make your eyes dart back and forth.

  • Speedcat Hollydale 2.9.08

    You were able to get rid of the spamma jamma captcha thing??

    Very nice!!

  • Kim 2.9.08

    it does too Speedy...
    I haven't really looked at it that closely but now that you mention it.....the colours do seem to move :)
    the captcha was useless...
    I had spam either way...with it enabled and without....

  • Anonymous 2.9.08

    You're Springing into Alfred E. Gore's heat
    as we're Falling into the Winter of our discomfort ;~)

  • Kim 2.9.08

    haha Miss MP
    we have a beautiful sunny day today ...but 14 degrees tomorrow so I'm afraid our Midsummer's Dream was short ;)

  • Mel Avila Alarilla 2.9.08

    Exquisite painting. A reflection of one's heart and soul depicted on the canvas. Thanks for the post. God bless.

  • Kim 2.9.08

    very true Mel
    John Coburn's work is wonderfully alive!!!

  • Amy Lilley Designs 3.9.08

    I LOVE IT...would read well on material...Spring is a good thought, it's hopeful, it's's normal for someone coming out of Winter to be itching for Spring...happy for you!

  • Anonymous 3.9.08

    That was fast Kim: We're even not finished with the Summer in Norway:-) But then again, I realise your living down under!

    Beautiful painting - again and you know I love all of them and you've captured it all in one!

  • Kim 3.9.08

    it would make a great fabric Amy...
    haha I'm sure looking forward to the warmer weather :)

    yes we're all topsy turvey 'down under' Renny...
    I can't take claim to this wonderful painting...I wish I could ;)

  • Speedcat Hollydale 3.9.08

    LOL @ Moneypenny!!

    Yes, when the colors started to jump about, I thought it was because Al Gore and E Newman had joined oil with acrylic.


  • durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit 3.9.08

    Hello Kim,

    Spring in Australia! It's a little weird if you realize summer's just over in the US. The world has become smaller and real time can be confusing at times. In most of Asia, it's the monsoon season - where typhoons and cyclones come visiting by.

    This is Four Seasons...hmmmmm. It's got balance and looks like it's moving up and down in sequence - like a "wave" done by people in sports arenas. Have a nice day! :-) --Durano, done!

  • Kim 3.9.08

    hello Durano...
    that would be a worry...we don't have many cyclones over here and I don't think we have had a typhoon...
    the art work is in 4 parts...
    I posted the Spring panel...
    if you click on the artist's name you can see the other seasons :) they are lovely...
    enjoy your day.. :)

  • Anonymous 4.9.08

    strange but true. before visiting you and seeing this post i emailed earlier and made mention of my autumn with days getting shorter ;-) and you are entering spring.

    also said, if i ski this year and contract an instructor for an hour or two the instructors are ALWAYS from australia.

  • Kim 4.9.08

    ah yes PM...
    the Aussies make great ski instructors...
    I suppose we don't get enough snow all year for them to stick around

  • Anonymous 20.9.08

    A great service for artists Kim! Thanks for all you do!!!

  • Brian 2.4.09

    There's some great work in your directory. Looks like it took a bit of time to put that altogether. Very nice!

    I'm also kinda diggin' your site layout. My blogger blog is so boring looking.

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