When I first heard about this amazing recipe, I didn’t think much of it.
After all, the idea of making a horse-oil paint recipe from scratch is pretty straightforward.
But, then I thought of the horse’s legs and noticed that it seems to have a lot of water on them, and I wondered how that would affect the finished product.
“I thought it would be a bit like using a sponge to make the paint,” says Sarah Ritchie, a research fellow in the department of chemistry at Imperial College London.
“You need some water, and then you’re left with a mess of dried paint particles.
So it would probably be the same with a horse’s body parts.”
It turns out that the way horse bones work is rather different to that of our own bodies, so Ritchie’s research into how they absorb paint was a bit of a challenge.
The solution was to use dried pig skin, dried horse intestines and dried pig hair.
“What we’re trying to do is use pig skin for pigment and pig hair for the pigments,” explains Ritchie.
“So, when you’re using dried horse hair for pigmentation, you’re actually using the same pigment that the skin absorbs, so the horse is basically just using a mixture of pig skin and pig hairs to make up the pigment that’s going to be on the paint.”
What’s really amazing about this recipe is that it works because you need just a bit more water than what you’re used to.
It’s just the same as using a hairbrush to make it.
“And so, when we use dried horse legs for the paints, we actually use a little bit of dried pig legs.
So, you can have this horse leg on a painting, but it’s also a little piece of horse flesh.”
Ritchie and her team have already used the horse leg for horse-fat and horse-skin paints, but she says that she’s excited to see what they can do with other body parts.
“This is a good recipe to get in there and see if you can get some amazing pigments.” “
This story was originally published on New Scientist.”
This is a good recipe to get in there and see if you can get some amazing pigments.”
This story was originally published on New Scientist.