Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Let’s talk about colour. It’s so personal, eh? My husband has a strong (negative) reaction to a certain green I mix. Whenever I use it in a painting, he never likes the painting. LOL 
But there are some colours that just resonate with us so deeply. 
Colour memory. 
Colour mood. 
All that to say I *really* connect with the colours in this piece. Very good associations for me. 
What are the colours that draw you in?
(I could talk colour for hours πŸ˜‰) 
36x48 / oil on panel 

#colour #color #blue #green #contemporaryart #abstractart #freshpaint #bold #interiors #design #toronto #originalart #artforsale 

Thursday, February 13, 2020




ARTLOVE πŸ–€
Today’s ARTLOVE are paintings by Tom Hodgson (1924-2006). Hodgson was a Canadian painter, born in Toronto. By all accounts he was quite a wild one* πŸ‘€ Here are three of my favourite pieces of his: Street Scene #3, 1958; January ‘58, 1958; and Untitled, 1958. I just can’t get over the gorgeous colour, shapes and line. Superb! If you want to read further about him, please check out the beautiful book Painter’s Eleven, The Wild Ones of Canadian Art by Iris Nowell.
*he has quite a story and as a side note, he was also a two-time Summer Olympian in canoe sprinting. 

#artlove #kimrempelart #painterseleven 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


My latest painting. ✨ 36x36in (91x91cm) / oil on panel
#kimrempelart #contemporarypainting #modern #abstract #colourful #oilpainting #texture #interiors #interiordesign #canada #niagara #toronto #artistsofinstagram #peinture #kunst #peinturecontemporaine #originalart 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

A flood of colour. Just what the doctor ordered for a cloudy February day.
42x42in / 106x106cm / oil on panel.
πŸ§‘πŸ’–πŸ’›πŸ’™

#colour #color #contemporaryart #modernart #oilpainting #texture #interiors #interiordesign #canada #niagara #toronto #artistsofinstagram #kunst #peinture #peinturecontemporaine 

Friday, January 31, 2020

I’m very happy to be a part of the Small Works show at @petroffgallery 
The exhibit opens tomorrow and runs for the month of February. It’s a wonderful time to pop in and purchase affordable, original art! 
Below are a few of the paintings that will be available. 😊 Petroff Gallery is located at 1016 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto.

#smallworks #originalart #contemporaryart #petroffgallery #toronto #interiors #artforsale #




Thursday, January 30, 2020

New work!
Lots of texture, loads of colour. πŸ₯° Below, two details.
Presently untitled / 42x42in / 106x106cm / oil on panel.
#modernart #contemporaryart #oilpainting #texture #colourful #interiors #interiordesign #interiordesigncanada #toronto #niagara #artistofinstagram #kunst #kunstwerke #peinture



Monday, January 27, 2020


Last month I cut some holly from my parents’ yard for bringing indoors. This sprig is just past it’s prime but lovely all the same. 
#watercolour #holly #sketch #kimrempelart

Friday, January 24, 2020

Yo. All business over here πŸ’ͺ Sometimes ya just need a sander. 
#dewalt #therighttoolforthejob #studiolife #oilpainting #contemporaryart #canadianartist #artforsale #kimrempelart

Thursday, January 23, 2020



Outside it’s all January but inside it’s May 🌺🌞🌱

#studio #colour #spring #watercolour #painting #artist #kimrempelart

Sunday, January 19, 2020

ARTLOVE - Jeff Riffle









ARTLOVE πŸ–€
Today I’m highlighting the work of Jeff Riffle. Jeff and I met last summer as exhibitors at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and I was immediately taken with his work. Note: Because of IG’s parameters the cuckoo clock images are cropped. Please go to Jeff’s page @jeffriffleart to see the full images!
ARTLOVE Quiz ✍️
Please tell me:
1. A favourite work of art: January 30: Blustery with rain spreading east, turning wintery over northern hills. 2004
8”x6” by Ben McLaughlin 
2. An artist you love: 
CJ Hendry
3. A great book: The Gentleman Bastards Series by Scott Lynch
4. A favourite snack: 
Jif Peanut Butter
5. Where would you next like to travel? Southeast Asia
6. Something new you’d like to learn: I’d like to learn a new language, specifically Spanish or pottery and the potters wheel. •
Thank you Jeff! 
~Details~
1) Peonies / 4’x6’ / Acrylic on canvas
commission 
2) Caladium Sunset / 36”x36” / Acrylic on canvas
3) Nasturtium in Orange and Pink / 36”x46” / Acrylic on canvas
4) Clocked Out, 5:05pm / 4’x5’ / Acrylic on canvas
5) Spring Time / 36”x48” / Acrylic on canvas

#jeffriffleart #artlove #artlovequiz #toaf #originalart #yourlifeneedsart #kimrempelart

Thursday, January 16, 2020


So last week I wrote about making a few changes here and taking the time to draw again. I’d really been missing it. πŸ‘‰ Here’s a watercolour sketch of my amaryllis. I got this at our local flower market @thewateringcan before the holidays. It was a cool find–they sold the bulbs on a wire stand and apparently they don’t need water or soil to bloom. Everything they require is in the bulb! Living proof 😊 It grew and bloomed beautifully.
Watercolour on terraskin paper
#watercoloursketch #terraskin #illustration #flowers #botanical #kimrempelart #amaryllis 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Holiday / 36x36” / oil on panel.
I shared a few details of this painting on my last post. As you can see, not much of it remains ; ) But one thing informs another so in a way, all the marks I made led to the final outcome. 
#contemporaryart #contemporarypainting  #modernart #abstractart #abstractpainting #freshcolour #kimrempelart #originalart #yourlifeneedsart #interiors #toronto #originalart 

Thursday, January 9, 2020




Looking a little wild now but early days. At this point I always wonder how many turns it will take before it’s done. Will I be able to make something of it? How much hair-pulling will ensue? πŸ˜‚More often than not they end up looking completely different. Completely. #problemsolving
#wip #abstractart #contemporaryart #oilpainting 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020



For 2020 I’ve decided to make a few changes to what I post on my accounts. Over the years I have let my drawing slide and I really want to get back into sketching, as well as some watercolour/acrylic sketches/paintings. Back in the day I graduated from college with a book illustration major and although I love painting I also enjoy illustrating! 
I used to have so much angst about posting “different styles” and “branding” etc (yada yada, yada) and now I’m just saying To.Heck.With.It. I am taking a page out of @mrtomfroese ‘s book and posting “what you love, when you are able, as often as you feel like it, and don’t worry about it.” ✌️
In addition to that, I will also regularly be posting shout-outs to artists I enjoy and sharing the love. πŸ–€ Those will be called ARTLOVE (continuing the idea I started on this blog 10 years ago). 
So, here I go! Here are some feathers I picked up on a hike with my daughter. 
#sketching #drawing #feathers #kimrempelart

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

 New work. "Discovery" / 36x48in / oil on canvas
(Detail)


Enjoying new colour combinations!

#kimrempelart #modern #contemporary #design #interiors #toronto #canada #painting #originalart #yourlifeneedsart

Tuesday, November 12, 2019



The scent of trees / 48x48in / oil on panel

#kimrempelart #abstractpainting #art #contemporaryart #painting #oilpajnt #freshart #colourfulpaintings #interiors #interiordesign #toronto #ontario #canadian #originalpainting #paintingsforsale #artistsoninstagram 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019


Drifting / 48x48in / oil on panel. 
#kimrempelart #contemporarypainting #abstractart #canadian #painter #oil #blue #green #toronto #originalart #yourlifeneedsart #interiors #interiordesign #design

Thursday, October 31, 2019


Three little ghostesses,
Sitting on postesses,
Eating buttered toastesses,
Greasing their fistesses,
Up to their wristesses.
Oh, what beastesses
To make such feastesses!

Happy Halloween!

"Raven" from 2015

Monday, October 28, 2019

Ready to call this one done. πŸ™Œ
Are we there yet? / 36x48in / oil on canvas Swipe to see some details!
#kimrempelart #contemporaryart #abstractart #contemporarypainting #interiors #design #toronto #new #originalart #oilpainting #yourlifeneedsart #fresh #colorfulabstractart




Monday, October 7, 2019


A tiny part of a new painting underway. A painting within a painting if you will πŸ˜‰
#workinprogress #wip #contemporarypainting #abstractart #motion #colour #kimrempelart

Friday, October 4, 2019


So I (think) I’ve finished the last two paintings I posted about but will sit with them for a few days to make sure. In the meantime, here’s the next in line. 

And if you need a little boost, here’s a thought for the day. Go on, you can do it! πŸ’ͺ✨


Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Progress...wondering where it’s going to go. Right now it’s very full and I am looking at it trying to figure out what to edit and what to keep.
#kimrempelart #workinprogress #wip #abstractart #contemporaryart #interiors #bold #problemsolving

Saturday, September 21, 2019


And it keeps on going... Trick is not to lose the movement and energy as you progress. #kimrempelart #wip #workinprogress #abstractart #contemporarypainting #bold #colourful #interiors #motion

Friday, September 20, 2019

Been out of the studio a bit but back at it today and it’s feelin’ good ✨ 
#kimrempelart #wip #beginnings #abstractart #contemporarypainting #colourful 

Friday, August 9, 2019

"Roaming"

New work! "Roaming" / 36x36in / oil on canvas


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Also, this week I delivered (left to right, top to bottom) "Sing out", "Midnight in the garden", "Secret River" and "Sway" to Canvas Gallery in Toronto. If you're around the area please feel free to drop in and check them out!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Two new paintings and a thank you

presently untitled / 24x24in / oil on panel.

~and~


presently untitled / 30x30in / oil on canvas

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Thanks to all who dropped by the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. It was a great weekend with challenging weather. High heat, humidity and even a thunderstorm thrown in for good measure ;P 
I met so many interesting people and fellow art lovers. And thank you to Tiffany Pratt who tagged my tent - sorry we never got to meet!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair THIS weekend!


I’d like to invite you to the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair this weekend at Nathan Phillips Square. Over 350 artists will be showcasing their work.
One event I’d like to highlight this year is the Budding Art Buyers booth. Various TOAF artists have donated small works priced from $10-$20—specially for this weekend—for purchase to kids 14 and under. I am so excited by this initiative because it is a fantastic way to foster a life-long appreciation of the arts. As a kid I loved and was moved by art and the chance to buy an original piece would have been amazing!
This 6x6 abstract painting is titled “Moonlight” and is my donation to the program.
The (free!) fair runs THIS Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Nathan Philips Square, 10-7 (Friday & Saturday), 10-5 (Sunday).

In other news, I’m happy that “Lotus” found a home yesterday! A warm thank you to the owner! If you’re interested in looking at anything and are local, please feel free to message me and drop by my studio. If you’re out of town, feel free to check out my website, www.kimrempel.com. It is newly updated and marked with titles, sizes and prices. 
Here are a few screen shots to give you an idea ✨