it is a while ago now…but parenthood allows one to observe certain things about the universe, like how well noodles stick to walls and how hard it is to remove dried on semolina porridge from the kitchen table.
I also remember a tabletop that had some lovely shiny patches where mayonnaise had dried on (it’s still out in the garage covered in junk, I should go and photograph the spots).
Anyway, I’ve been researching natural paint and historical recipes and such like…the internet is a wonderful place to find information about these things and I send out a huge thank you to anyone anywhere who has ever posted something on the internet in order to share their knowledge and experience of creative stuff.
I found a wonderful page written about someone’s journey through experimenting with tempera paint…you’ll find it here
This nice artist tells us several recipes for egg paint…including one with egg, oil, vinegar and water.
Sounds a lot like mayonnaise to me. In my fridge is a large bottle of mayo which somehow found itself too close to the back and became frozen. So I thought it was time I experimented with making it into paint. Here is my first experiment-