Friday, June 24, 2016

Rooster

And last but not least, here is the rooster. Someone asked me the title of the book. It is called "Christmas at the Stable" and is written by Kimberly Funk.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Donkey

No. 5 of 6 animals in the book I'm illustrating. I really like this guy :)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Baa

Sheep!
Another animal in the children's book. Four down, two more to go :)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Still here!

Well, it's been a while :) Still here, but this is definitely the longest break from posting I've ever taken. I've been working away and a lot has been happening but I have gone through social media/posting fatigue I guess. However...I'm back in the saddle and here is the month in review.
1. I marked my 7th year Blogivesary last week. Seven years! Maybe I was due for a time-out.
2. I got a job illustrating a children's book. My dream. This is what I majored in all those years ago at art school (advertising was my minor). I have been planning, sketching, drawing roughs, drawing final roughs, transferring drawings and painting madly for the past few weeks. I received permission from the author to share some of the finished illustrations here so here is my first one:
3. I sold a few paintings this month. Always good for the soul (and paying bills :) Here they are:
 All In / SOLD
 Cosmos with lemons / SOLD
 Spring bouquet / SOLD

And that's about it for today. Thanks for reading!
Oh - one more thing. There are a lot of things in the news lately that have crushed our hearts. I just found this bit of writing and would like to share. Take care everyone!

We make our lives out of chaos and hope. And love. 

~Bones, "Mother and Child in the Bay," original airdate 2006 September 6th, spoken by the character Angela Montenegro, writing credits S.Nathan, H.Hanson, K.Reichs, and N.Hawley

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Making Waves

New work!
"Making Waves", 23"x30", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, $975.

In other news I am very happy to announce that I am now being represented by Art Etc Gallery Shop at the Burlington Art Gallery in Burlington, Ontario. This is an incredible and inspiring space and I am so pleased to have art for sale and rent there. Additionally, I just received word that they have sold "Sunny Side of the Street". Thank you! 
Sunny Side of the Street / SOLD
Also, I continue to be represented by the awesome folks at Canvas Gallery for Toronto-area art lovers. Cheers!

Monday, April 25, 2016

#100dayproject

Here are my quick sketches from day 4-7 of the #100dayprojectkimrempelart.
Day 7. Some twisted branches outside my window. Feels like fall but apparently it's spring ; )
 Day 6. My dented Tilley hat. Worked pretty hard in the yard yesterday : )
 Day 5. My crassula (or Shrek plant as I affectionately cal it).
Day 4. Rhubarb.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Sweet Life + #100dayproject

The Sweet Life / 30"x40" / gallery wrapped canvas / $1,270
And below is the painting to show size, paired with a smaller one I thought looked quite nice with it: Narrative of Love / 16"x20" / gallery wrapped canvas / $560.

Day 3 sketch for the #100dayproject.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Quick Sketch!

Day 2 of the ‪#‎100dayproject‬. So many errands today, a birthday to celebrate, a meal to enjoy... and a quick sketch before bed. zzz...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

100 Day Project

Today I started the 100 Day Project. If you're on Instagram, check it out! I will be sketching in ink  - subject matter wide open. this is not in place of my studio painting - more of a compliment. So, here's Day 1! I sat outside by my pansies and drew. So nice to be enjoying some warm weather!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Dreams of You

A dear friend of mine asked me to paint a portrait of her as a special gift for her husband. As you may know, I haven't done figures in years! It really stretched my painting muscles. I called on a few painting friends for critiques and advice along the way, and this was the end result. I'm happy to report he loved it 
36"x48" / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Inspiration

Malcolm Liepke: Sleeping Baby.


Andrea Kowch: The Road She Walks, 20"x16", acrylic on canvas


William Morris. "Brer Rabbit" 1882, England.

Elly Smallwood. Acrylic sketch.







Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring Update!

Just a catch-up from last week.
1. Last week I brought Totem and Wanderlust over to Canvas Gallery. If you'd like to see them in person, please pop on over!
Totem / 60"x36", mixed media on cradled wood panel. $2100.

Wanderlust / 24"x36", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. $1050.

And I also got word from Canvas Gallery that they sold Secret Garden! One of my favourites. 
Secret Garden / SOLD

And in other social media news, I am now on Instagram. A little late to the party, but if you are on Instagram I am kimrempelart. I am just getting my feet wet but there you will find art posts as well as the odd home craft and other bits of things that inspire me. Thanks everyone and happy weekend!





Friday, March 4, 2016

Toronto Artist Project, finished

One of the best things about the show was meeting new friends. I was lucky to be stationed between two really great, funny artists who inspired me no end. Todd Clark and Nancy Moore. Here they are with pictures of their work.




Then there is the work of these artist that really caught my eye. My pictures don't do them justice, please look them up online to get a better view!
Photographer Patrick Lajoie

 Artist Daniel St-Amant
 Artist Nurit Basin
 Artist Jim Bourke
 Artist Samantha Sandbrook
And last but not least, Artist Richard Ahnert. Love his sense of humour.

And that's it till 2017! : )

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Toronto Artist Project, cont'd.

Today through Thursday I will finish up with my experience at the Toronto Artist Project 2016. Here are the first set of pictures of artists that inspired me.
 Artist: Happy Sleepy aka Marc Ngui Magda Wojtyra. This was a large banner when you walked into the venue,
 Artist: Jeannie Pappas. I am totally in love with these. 
 Artist: Joel Martimbeault. I especially love the painting on the top right.
Artist: Anya Mielniczek. There were two of these flanking the podium. Individual pieces of art incorporating bright colours and candy wrappers. They were gorgeous!
Artist: Claire Desjardins. Last but not least. I love her work!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Toronto Artist Project 2016, recap 1

Last week this time I was in the thick of the Artist Project 2016 in Toronto. I was able to make Facebook updates but since I couldn't blog, here is a recap of the weekend. Today, pictures of my booth set-up. It was 5'x10'. I love doing outdoor shows but there is definitely something to be said for hanging your work on hard, gallery-style walls.
The show was quite a ride. Inspiring, exhausting. So glad I experienced it.



Monday, February 15, 2016

Toronto Artist Project

It is a few short days until the Artist Project in Toronto at the Better Living Centre, CNE. February 18-21. If you love art, this is the place for you! Here is a collection of abstract paintings from my newly updated website. If you haven't seen it for a while, please check it out!