Ohio-based artist Remington Robinson creates beautiful mini Plein air paintings in Altoids tins. Robinson is born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA, currently living in Boulder, Colorado. He is specialized in realism painting and loves to reproduce natural and urban landscapes in miniature using lids of Altoids tins as canvases.
Robinson velcros small, primed wooden panels onto the lids of emptied mint containers before traveling to a new painting site and then uses the metal canister as the palette for his array of oil paints.
In his words “I use a new container every time, and when I am finished, the painting stays with the container it was painted in, complete with the palette of paint that was used to create it. It then is basically like a little art artifact. The leftover paint stays in the container, and I just let it dry. I don’t consider it to be wasting the ‘unused’ paint that is left in the container after the painting is complete, because that too is, in a way, part of the art piece.”
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