How to make your own house paint with your own materials

The first thing to realise is that paint is a chemical process.The ingredients in paint are chemicals called organic acids.It’s this chemical reaction that gives paint its distinctive red, green, blue and yellow colour and gives it its distinctive texture.These chemicals combine to create what’s known as a “fusion”.When you mix two organic acids together, …

Benjamin Moore paints new $60 million portrait of Ben Franklin

Benjamin Moores painting of Benjamin Franklin has won the largest painting prize in U.S. history.The painting, a collaboration with art historian Daniel Bialik, was unveiled Friday at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.The $60-million, six-month-long exhibition, titled Benjamin Moors Benjamin Franklin, will be on view through Jan. 8.The museum is selling prints …

Solarium: The moon’s most beautiful mineral painting

Solarium is a mysterious mineral with no known origin.The painting, which is on display in the Museum of Modern Art’s Art Gallery of New York, depicts a moon rock.Its name comes from the Sanskrit word for moon.Solarium has a distinctive red, green and blue color.Scientists have identified its chemical structure as iron oxide.It’s also thought …