Palette Knife Beach Paintings

Canton, Michigan 61 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (23)


Palette Knife Beach Paintings

Canton, Michigan | 61 Sales

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Ryan Kimba

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Ryan Kimba

Announcement    ☼☼ Bring some color to your world with exciting beach paintings! ☼☼

All paintings in my shop are ORIGINALS and created with oils on high quality stretched canvas.

**Visit my official website at www.ryankimbaart.com

**Watch me paint exciting beach art on my Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/c/RyanKimbaBeachPaintings


Last updated on Apr 21, 2019

☼☼ Bring some color to your world with exciting beach paintings! ☼☼

All paintings in my shop are ORIGINALS and created with oils on high quality stretched canvas.

**Visit my official website at www.ryankimbaart.com

**Watch me paint exciting beach art on my Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/c/RyanKimbaBeachPaintings


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About RyanKimbaArt

Sales 61
On Etsy since 2016

Welcome to the BEACH!

Welcome to the beach painting shop of palette knife artist Ryan Kimba! Here you will find colorful and richly textured oil paintings of tropical shores, whimsical waterfalls, breathtaking sunsets, and sea life. Kimba leads a quiet and simple existence, which is strongly evident in his works of art. The artist lives and works in Canton Michigan, where his studio is also located. He opened an Etsy shop to share his joy of painting with beach lovers around the world. This is the ONLY place his paintings are sold.

Kimba paints the sides of each canvas different colors, and with this technique his beach paintings are ready to hang on the wall right after they arrive. No framing required! This really makes his work stand out. All of his paintings are one-of-a-kind originals, as he does not offer prints at this time.

The beach artist paints very thick and uses only a palette knife in his creations. Check out some of the close-up shots in his listings and you will see his 3-D style first hand, like beautiful frosting on a cake. He uses two different types of palette knives in his work, a longer thin blade and a broader blade. Even the thin lines were created using a palette knife and a very steady hand. Up close Kimba's paintings look very painterly and impressionistic, but from far away they look fairly realistic. This is due to his meticulous eye and from continually stepping back from his easel and taking in the piece as a whole.

The artist's unique style of textured mounds of bold, striking color was achieved over many years of painting and learning about layering effects and techniques.

If you would like a personalized painting of your favorite vacation photo or favorite ocean spot, you can send him a message here on Etsy or through his website at www.ryankimbaart.com. Thank you for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon!

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  • Ryan Kimba

    Owner, Shipper, Customer Service

    Hello there! I am a palette knife artist in Michigan that specializes in painting the beach. This is my exclusive Etsy shop where I do the painting, shipping, customer service, and marketing myself. I love what I do and am glad you stopped in! :)

Shop policies

Last updated on September 20, 2018
Welcome to my beach painting shop! This is my exclusive storefront and the only place my work is sold. Below are some of my policies. I am here to provide excellent customer service and handle my art business with professionalism, honesty, and understanding. I like happy customers and am here to help in any way that I can!
For more information about me, please visit my personal website at http://www.ryankimbaart.com

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I am happy to offer a *FULL REFUND* for any reason if you are unhappy with your purchase. I enjoy my work and am confident that you will too! Buyer will need to ship painting back to me BEFORE refund can be given.

Please keep in mind that the colors in the photos are as close to what you will see as possible. There will always be variations because of different computer settings and lighting. I shoot my paintings in my studio under a bright daylight bulb that renders colors accurately.
I accept most forms of payment, including Etsy gift cards. Taxes are included in the sales price.
FREE Shipping for domestic and international orders via Fed-ExGround. Customer will need to pay for upgrade.

Standard processing will be 1-3 days to be ready to ship out, but could be longer if the artwork is still wet and needs time to dry.
Additional policies and FAQs
***My prices are ALL uniform by size. All 16x20's take me about the same amount of time to complete, and 11x14's, etc, etc...My original palette knife beach paintings are high-quality and unique and that is reflected in my pricing.
***Overall price is determined by size, detail, experience, technical skill, and cost of materials. I use more paint in my work since I paint in thick textures with a knife, so that is a large determinate in how I price my beach paintings.

Like a specific painting but need it in a larger size? I can certainly do that for you!
***Keep in mind that the larger painting will NOT look identical to the smaller one that you like, for palette knife strokes are impossible to replicate exactly. No two strokes are the same. But the colors and subject will be the same, so the painting will look very similar. This is an important disclaimer.

I am more than happy to offer discounts for multiple item orders and for *return* collectors of my work. That is a great practice when selling original fine art. Your collectors take care of you and you take care of them! Everybody likes to know they are getting a good deal. If you are interested in buying more than one painting, please message me first to receive a discount off your total order :)

I pride myself on offering only 100% original artwork at this time in my shop. So when you buy a Ryan Kimba beach painting you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have the only one like it.

*I can also paint a special commission for you of your favorite beach or vacation spot. Message me or send me an e-mail to get the process started and to obtain more information. I require 50% down when working on a commission and will send you an invoice through PayPal to get the process rolling. I look forward to working with you!

More information

Last updated on Jul 17, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How long have you been an artist?

Most of my life, actually. I find that is common for a lot of creatives. It is something you pursue from an early age. But professionally speaking, I have been selling my work since 2011.

How large are your pieces?

The size of my paintings varies from 9x12 inches up to 36x48 inches. If you would like a larger painting, just send me a message or email so that I can work with you on a special commission.

Do you use reference photos before you start?

Yes, I like to use reference photos. But I always have a vision in my head that is usually totally different from what I am looking at. The reference material acts like a bridge to help me arrive at the scene I see in my mind.

Why palette knives?

They are so much more freeing than using brushes, in my opinion. Knives allow you to paint more loose, and in the process, make your art more expressive and impressionistic. I don't like being too tight unless I am working on a very large canvas that warrants the extra detail.

Do your pieces need to be framed after being purchased?

No they do not. Since I paint the sides of each canvas, they can be hung right out of the box. Painting the sides different colors helps make the art "pop" and also gives the piece a professional presentation. I paint the edges light blue, dark blue, black, and tan.

Which art school did you graduate from?

I didn't go to art school. I am mostly self-taught. I use the word "mostly" because I have learned a lot from other artists. I have always believed that the world is your art school. An art institution is no match for life experience.

Are your paintings inspired by particular places?

Most of my beach paintings are not real places. They are made up in my head. They are places I'd like to be or I think my audience would like to be. But a lot of them are inspired by some of my favorite places, like Florida, Hawaii, South Carolina, and the Great Lakes. I live in lower Michigan and love painting Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.

How do you create the thick textures in your work?

I spread the paint on the canvas, much like covering a cake with frosting. I continue applying these mounds of various colors until I am happy with the result. A few of my works have MANY layers in them. The cool thing about my painting style is how the layers of paint sparkle under the light.

How do I properly take care of my new oil painting?

Do not hang your painting in direct light in your home, as any painting will dim or yellow over time when hung in that environment. It is also not a good idea to hang it near your shower in your bathroom. If you have a larger bathroom and hang it away from high-moisture areas it will be okay.

Why did you choose a starfish for your artist logo?

The starfish is kind of like the ambassador for the beach! Also, starfish are beautiful animals and I felt that it fit perfectly with my image. My logo is a big part of my branding and I want it to be one of the first things people see. It makes them think about me :) I paint a little starfish in the bottom left or right-hand corner of every painting, with an "RK" inside of it. This serves as my exclusive artist signature.