Get half off original beach paintings in my Etsy shop in the spring and summer. This is my BIGGEST sale yet, so be sure to check it out. On top of the 50% off, I always offer FREE shipping year-round. This incredible offer just started and includes all of the original oil paintings in my store.
As of now, I am in 34 states around America, which is pretty exciting! It seems like only yesterday that I was only in Michigan.
My Disney paintings have been turning out pretty nice. I decided to get some of the larger ones out of the way while my excitement and energy was still fresh!
I’ve been painting some of my favorite scenes and making them my own, which I always like to do. Here are three I’ve finished so far and some snippets about each one!
That’s all I have so far, but I should finish within the next couple of months. I’m so happy I could give you guys a special sneak peak here on my blog. I will be waiting until the whole series is finished before I put them up for sale on my Etsy shop.
And don’t forget to watch my new video on my Youtube channel about handling negative comments from others about your art! It’s an important one.
I hope you have a good night, and until next time,
So fall is officially in the air here in Michigan, and it is my favorite time of year. I thrive in fall and have some wonderful childhood memories of playing and exploring this time of year.
Here are some reasons why autumn is so special:
*The weather is nice and cool!*
As far as weather goes, you can’t get any better than autumn. Here in Michigan it is usually 60 degrees around this time, with lots of sun and a cool breeze. It is absolutely perfect! You can just throw on a light sweater and you are good to go.
*Halloween comes to town!*
The spooky holiday has always been my favorite. As a boy I loved to go trick-or-treating and I would often dress up as the ghost from Scream! There is just something about this holiday that makes you feel good. It is not as overdone when compared to Christmas.
*Oh my, the colors!*
Living in the region that I do, we get to experience some of the finest fall colors around. Sure, they aren’t as vibrant as in the New England states, but they are still pretty spectacular. Bright colors play a big role in my life, especially as an artist. Anybody that follows me and my beach paintings will know that color is first and foremost in my work! I can’t get enough of gazing at vibrant colors, especially out in nature and on the trees.
*Cider and donuts, baby!*
In the fall we get to go to the apple orchard to indulge in fresh apple cider, donuts, and caramel apples. Can you think of anything better? I can’t! 🙂 I make a point to go at LEAST three times during the fall, and I have since I was young. Our mother used to take us every year for our annual hayride and jaunt through the pumpkin patch to pick out a dandy.
Those are the reasons why I love autumn so much! Here is a beach painting fresh off of the easel to commemorate this glorious season.
I hope all of you have a wonderful autumn, if you happen to live in a place with three or four seasons!
I’m happy to say that I’ve wrapped up the largest oil painting I have done so far. All in all I’m very proud of the way it turned out, as it really helped me stretch and expand as an artist! In the top photo I finished the details in the coral and the two spotted dolphins in the foreground. And in the final photo I added in a plethora of reef fish and bubbles throughout the painting.
This is very close to the original vision that I had in my head before I started. Continue reading to see the initial sketch and the final product!
And the best part is…I did it all with a palette knife!!! Such a blast! 🙂
Thanks for following me as I have been painting this beautiful coral reef! It was cool to see my process advance as I added in the details.
As you can see, my large underwater painting is coming along nicely. You can see that most of the sea creatures are done except for the dolphins in the foreground. A lot of the detail in the coral is done also. I just have to come in and do the light and bubbles off of the coral.
I’m still having an absolute blast with this piece. A grandiose project indeed! But I think it will be pretty epic when it is done.
Let me know what you guys think so far!
Part 4 will be a couple more photos up until completion of the project. Thanks for staying tuned so far throughout the painting.Don’t forget to check out my shop for 40% off original art. Only 10 days left!!!
I’ll be back on here next week.
But until then, let’s bring some color into the world!
I’m very pleased to reveal to you the finished product of my two-week-long project painting a scene from “The Little Mermaid.” I fixed Ariel’s face and now she no longer looks like a red-headed Keebler Elf, which is always a good thing. Actually, she is looking pretty sexy if I do say so myself! 😉
Below the painting I added a close-up shot so you can see the beautiful colors and characteristic textures as they were meant to be seen.
But first, here is the initial sketch again, so you can see just how far I have come!
A Part of Your World 18×24 inches oils on canvas
I’m super proud of this painting and I feel like it captures the true excitement and spirit of the film! But I really made it my own which was a special experience for me, seeing as the animated film is one of my favorite movies of all time!
I hope you guys had fun coming along on this adventure, and I’ll be sure to post some pictures of my next project. My next BIG project! I will be painting an underwater coral reef scene on a 30×40″ canvas, the biggest painting I have ever attempted so far in my young career! It will have dolphins, reef fish, sea turtles, a shark, a manta ray, and an orca!
It should be very epic indeed!
I hope all of you are doing well and creating some awesome art as well, writing some great content for your blogs, and just plain having an excellent week!
So I decided to paint my very first Disney scenes using palette knives. And since “The Little Mermaid” is one of my favorites of all time, I figured I would try my hand at painting Ariel, Flounder, and Scuttle!
I’m very excited to go on this journey here, but I’m equally nervous to step OUTSIDE of my comfort zone and paint my first girl with a knife, even if she is part fish!
As you can see from the initial sketch, my painting will be inspired by the infamous crashing wave scene after Ariel rescues Prince Eric. You can see Flounder jumping out of the water below her, and scuttle on the wing a little farther behind.
I don’t want this piece of art to scream Disney. I want to make it my own, imbuing it with the signature Ryan Kimba tropical knife style that has truly become my voice. So it will definitely look like something that I did. I don’t even care if Ariel looks like she does in the movie. If she looks way different, I am totally fine with that!
Be sure to stay tuned for future posts as I work on this. I will post when Ariel is finished and also when the entire scene is done. With that last one I will post all 3 pictures together so that you can see the progress.