If you haven't visited in a while, I have taken up oil painting. You all know I love repurposing vintage items for my art so it was only a matter of time before I created something fun for my oil paints. There are many artists who use tiny oil palettes created from empty Altoids tins so the concept is not my own invention. I am, however, adding my own creative touches to some old tins I have collected on my junking adventures. If you have purchased a miniature oil tin from my shop, thank you so much! If you're interested in purchasing one, check my shop out link HERE. Okay let's get started.
If you purchase a miniature oil paint palette from my shop, you'll receive the vintage tin, 10 pieces of gray palette paper, 5 wood panels and 5 pieces of oil paper. These are all ready to use. For refills, I will add some wood pieces to my shop from time to time and you can also check craft stores or online art stores for supplies.
Other supplies include artist tape for sticking down the palette paper and the painting substrate. I use very small brushes like a 0 or 2 flat brush and maybe a rigger for fine detail brush. You don't need many brushes here because you will work small and the brush is easy to wipe off with a paper towel. I usually draw my landscape using a brush and some paint thinned with Gamsol but for these tiny landscapes I used a pencil because the lines are finer. You'll also need some Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits)to clean brushes and an oil medium (I use M. Graham walnut oil) if you need to thin any paints.