Thursday, May 14, 2020
#whereareyousummer #oilpainting #texture #colour #abstractpainting #contemporary #originalart #interiordesign #canada #toronto #workinprogress #wip
Monday, May 11, 2020
#artforsale #contemporaryart #nonobjective #abstractpainting #interiors #yourlifeneedsart #originalart #interiordesign #canadian
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Midnight in the garden / 36x36in / acrylic on canvas available @canvasgalleryto in Toronto. Yes, they are still selling 😊 Galleries continue to work hard for their artists and have adapted to the new normal. Call them and they will be more than happy to guide you on how to proceed! *2019
#originalart #canvasgalleryto #interiors #design #art #contemporaryart #abstractpainting #colourful #toronto #yourlifeneedsart
Thursday, May 7, 2020
I was talking to my husband yesterday about how I missed going out for a coffee and going to cafés and parks. Every day feels pretty similar and the calendar is empty. Last night on tv there was a scene where somebody bent close to someone and handed them a drink and I was like *woah on the social distancing—and she’s not even wiping that down!* lol
I guess we adapt fairly quickly to what is required of us but I sure miss being close to people. I think some days people are up and other days people are like “what the heck 😞”
I’ve been wondering if there’s a little something I could do that might spread a bit of sunshine. And then I thought of this: some nice mail. Pretty simple. 🤷♀️ If you or someone you know could use some surprise mail DM me and I’ll mail them a note with a small drawing, a poem or a favourite recipe. We’ll see how it goes! 😊 #kindness #surprisemail #thingswillgetbetter
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
I’ve been taken with all the rainbows taped in windows and hung on doors as a way of spreading hope and optimism during this pandemic. I’ve read it began in Italy and has spread worldwide. What a small but beautiful thing.🌈 I’ve decided to keep a photo journal of sorts of all the ones I see. Right now I’m in Montreal and the rainbows I’ve snapped are in my stories. 🌤🌈 Hope + love my friends 💛
#cavabienaller #rainbows #pandemic #hope #arcenciel #covid #chasingtherainbow
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
18. Tip or advice: paint, paint, paint. Persevere. Always be curious.
19. Artist outfit: old jeans, t-shirts + hoodie, 10 year old painting apron.
20. Challenge you’ve faced: Having engaging social media accounts when you are a private person! 🙈😂
21. Colour palette: ^pic 1^
#kimrempelart #artistchallenge #colourpalette
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
#aprilforartists2020 challenge Day 15: Art on the wall.
Here’s a recent painting of mine called “At Ease”. It’s 36x48in, oil on panel, $2400. Available at Canvas Gallery in Toronto. Yep! Even now. 👌 Canvas just moved into a new space and from what I can see online it looks spectacular. Sales are still happening so if you’re interested, hop on over to their page and give them a call!
#interiors #freshpaintings #blue #modernart #abstractart #canadianart #kimrempelart #toronto
Monday, April 13, 2020
Day 10-13. Caught up on the challenge.
10 - Main inspo: Nature!
11 - On your table: Books
12 - Side job/ other life: I do have a very small other job. I’m at sensory panelist at a research station. But it is only 1.5hrs a week. What I love to do on the side though is BAKE! The last picture is the Yule log I made last Christmas. 🥰
13 - Work in progress. Actually just starting the process so all I would have to show is a gessoed board ; ) Boring.
#aprilforartists2020 created by #phoebeganderart
Covering days 6-9 of the #aprilforartists2020 challenge. 6. How you learnt: I went to art school (Sheridan College) for 4 years, took multiple courses at Dundas Valley School of Art and workshops with @carolmarine, Laurie Wonfor Nolan and most recently @nelsonpainter. It’s a life-long process. 👊
7. Favourite tool: my power sander
9. Close up detail.
#kimrempelart #process #studiolife #abstractart
Friday, April 10, 2020
Prompts 4 & 5 for the #aprilforartists2020 challenge are (4) your preferred media and (5) in your hand.
I am loving my R&F oil sticks. I learned about them in my workshop with @nelsonpainter in Woodstock, NY this summer. Game changer!
And the second picture is a chocolate chip cookie from a batch I made last night. A new recipe showed up in my feed so I gave them a whirl. Pretty delicious. 🍪 @andyseastcoastkitchen_
#kimrempelart #aprilforartists #art #r&foilsticks
*Newest work* is Prompt 3 for the #aprilforartists2020 challenge by #phoebeganderart. Jumping in late so playing catch up over the next few days. Not sure if this one is finished yet, but today this is where it stands 👌 36x36in / oil on panel
#kimrempelart #abstractpainting #canadianart #contemporary #colourful
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Hi everyone 👋 I’m jumping into the #aprilforartists2020 challenge a number of days late so am going to try get up-to-speed by combining a few of the prompts in multiple posts.
Prompt 1: an introduction
Prompt 2: my creative space.
Hi. My name is Kim, I live in Ontario, Canada (it was actually snowing this morning 😑) and I’m a painter. I went to school back in the day for illustration (major: children’s picture book, minor: advertising) and have very fond memories of art school 🥰I’ve worked in graphic design, painted plein air, been a daily painter, and now work primarily as an abstract painter! I adore colour, design, fonts, and art in a million forms. Away from the studio I love to do all sorts of creative things 🧡 I also love baking, reading, hiking, and embroidering.
Chips or cookies? Usually cookies.
Coffee or tea? Coffee.
Favourite shows right now: Ozark season 3 was 😮👏 and have just started Money Heist.
Music: Well, I do love me some Leonard Cohen. 🥰
Books: What is the allowable word count on an Instagram post? 😭 Yeah, I could talk books for hours so feel free to leave comments 😉📚
So that’s my super quick intro.
And as for my studio space, here is a shot of my table. Hard to get a cool shot of my studio but I’ll see what I can do for a later post.
Anyway, nice chatting with you all and please feel free to introduce yourself in comments!
#aprilorartists2020 #artchallenge #kimrempelart
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
Sending a huge collective shout out of love and respect to all the essential service workers and innovators during this challenging time. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Well, I managed to focus and get an underpinning to my next painting done. My husband suggested I shut off my radio (heavy CBC listener here) and play only music. This did help. 😉 I actually got further than this today but will save that post for tomorrow.
I’ve been finding I’m productive in some areas: baking, embroidering, cleaning and yard work but useless when it comes to focusing on painting. Hopefully I’ve turned that around today.
How’s everyone else out there faring?
Monday, March 30, 2020
Today’s ARTLOVE is all about Lisa Morgan from Australia. I discovered Lisa’s work many years ago and was instantly enchanted. She’s got it all: a fabulous colour sense, energy, killer compositions... swoon. And from the limited interactions we’ve shared, she seems like the kind of person I’d love to sit down and have a drink with. If you’re not already following her, head on over to her page and see all of her glorious paintings for yourself. @lisamorganart
ARTLOVE Quiz ✍️
Please tell me:
1. A favourite work of art:
Helen Frankenthaler (seen in the flesh and I thought that’s how heaven must feel on first landing!)
2. An artist you love:
3. A great book:
‘What I Loved’ by Siri Hustvedt
4. A favourite snack:
Fresh Sourdough bread with the best butter you can afford!
5. Where would you next like to travel?
Back to my homeland New Zealand to travel both islands extensively
6. Something new you’d like to learn:
The flute- I have always wanted to learn music properly and play this instrument •
Thank you Lisa! ~Details~
1) Slow Water, Pink Clouds / 122x122
2) Passing By / 1000x1000
3) Night Sky Kerala / 122x122
4) High Tea at Dusk / 1220x1220 / oil on canvas
5) A Blue Embrace of Sorts / 1500x1500 / oil and acrylic
#lisamorganart #artlove #artlovequiz #noosa #australianartist #kimrempelart #originalart
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
We returned from the States last Thursday and have been holed up in our house since then. Taking it seriously. Family and friends are bringing groceries which is very kind! People ask us if we’re bored to tears but so far so good 💪 None of us get bored easily. I paint by myself all day anyway so I’m actually having more interaction then normal. ; )
Alas, I’m not able to go to the studio but here is a painting I was working on before our trip. It’s 36” square. Since I haven’t been able to work on it I’ve been staring at this image for quite a while. 👀 Normally I’d have worked over it a fair bit by now but I have to say, it is really growing on me! I love the energy but think there is still a cohesion and composition in the midst of all that frenetic line work. I may keep it like this. 🤷♀️
Anyway, I hope you’re all well and staying put. Kindness + gratitude. 💓💓💓
#workinprogress #ormaybenot #kimrempelart #contemporaryart #abstractart #toronto #interiors #design #artforsale
Thursday, February 27, 2020
This is my submission to the ALS Paddle Auction Fundraiser. I decided to go full on Canadiana. 🇨🇦 The handle is painted with the Hudson’s Bay stripes, and each side of the paddle shows an iconic symbol of Canada: the beaver and the maple leaf.
The paddles will be up for auction Saturday, May 2 at Megalomaniac Winery. Tickets available from Eventbrite.
This paddle was painted in memory of our dear friend, John Hamm. 💞
#megalomaniacwinery #als #alsfundraiser #peterfritz #paddleartauction #fuals
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.
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 😉)
36x48 / oil on panel
#colour #color #blue #green #contemporaryart #abstractart #freshpaint #bold #interiors #design #toronto #originalart #artforsale
Thursday, February 13, 2020
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* 👀 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
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
A flood of colour. Just what the doctor ordered for a cloudy February day.
42x42in / 106x106cm / oil on panel.
#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
Lots of texture, loads of colour. 🥰 Below, two details.
Presently untitled / 42x42in / 106x106cm / oil on panel.
#modernart #contemporaryart #oilpainting #texture #colourful #interiors #interiordesign #interiordesigncanada #toronto #niagara #artistofinstagram #kunst #kunstwerke #peinture