Remington Robinson Creates Stunning Mini Paintings in Altoids Tins

Inspiration can come anywhere and anytime and the artist never knows where the idea for his next creation will come from. Remington Robinson from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, didn’t even suspect that this awesome idea would come to his mind when he moved to Boulder, Colorado.

As an artist with a passion for painting mountains, Robinson loves to spend time in nature and in one of these inspiring expeditions, he came up with a brilliant new approach to art. He started creating breathtaking mini paintings that can fit into an Altoids tin.

“I saw someone else doing it, and gradually started painting smaller and smaller things until I just said, ‘why not?’ and started doing these. That was about 2.5-3 years ago,” the artist shared in an interview with Bored Panda.

If you think that paintings could lose their charm and value when fitted into a tiny box, you should check out Robinson’s artwork. The artist managed to capture the beauty of pristine landscapes, in spite of the limited size of his canvas.

Take a look at the pictures below and see for yourself.

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This painting of a snow pile at the edge of the parking lot at Home Depot took about an hour and a half to paint. About 30 minutes in, after I had carefully laid in the underpainting and was making decisions on what to do next, completely in my own world, I noticed out of my periphery that all the light seemed to go away and everything became very dark. I looked up to find that I was completely surrounded on all sides by cops in their black uniforms. It was like they crept up out of nowhere! Apparently someone had called the police because they saw me sitting there and immediately concluded that this person must be taking drugs, and that my pencil case containing my paintbrushes was a case full of drug needles. Of course I was just doing my job, painting. And I couldn’t fault the cops because they were also just doing their job. I wish I would have gotten a selfie with them! They said you’d be surprised at how many insipidly idiotic and paranoid people there are, who don’t pay enough attention, who do not examine reality close enough and simply assume the worst, call 911 and thereby waste everyones time, especially theirs (the police). In any case, this painting probably took more like an hour and twenty minutes, because that little rendezvous with law enforcement ate up about ten minutes. 🤦‍♂️ Also, the idea of painting a snow pile was inspired by @jamesgurneyart. Thanks for the inspiration James, that was fun! . . . #snowpile #pleinair #pleinairartist #pleinairpainter #pleinairpainting #altoids #altoidstinpainting #oilpainting #miniaturepainting #miniatureart #miniatureartist #minipainting #miniart #miniartist #tinypainting #tinyart #tinyartist #smallpainting #smallart #smallartist #micropainting #microart #microartist #bouldercolorado

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