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 …

How to paint a plane with low-cost paint

An Air Force veteran is trying to make an airless paint brush work as a portable, low-maintenance paint dispenser.The paintbrush is made of low-wattage plastic that is not as flexible as other types of paints.This makes it more easy to apply and clean than traditional paints.And because it is non-toxic, the paintbrush also is reusable.The …