I mixed up the palette for the new painting…
- Micaceous Iron Oxide, Carbon Black, Burnt Umber
- Red Oxide, Transparent Brown
- Raw Sienna, Golden Orange
- Iridescent Deep Gold, Yellow Oxide
- Cadmium Red Light, Transparent Yellow Oxide
- Primary Yellow, Titanium White
They each also have retardant mixed in (a necessity because it takes forever to paint these with a tiny brush), as well as a dash of opium (seriously). Just for fun… Two years ago I did an Easter Egg scavenger hunt for Nefarious in which the final “prize” included a whole bunch of Play-Doh — I saved the containers and now they’re being put to good use. Because they’re small, and relatively airtight, they’re perfect for the application of mixing small batches of custom colours.
Other than that, I saw an amazing idea on Treehugger about green retrofits for skyscrapers, essentially attaching windmill/greenhouse structures to the sides of buildings so that they’re both power generating stations and vertical farms — taking old, expensive buildings and updating them so they produce all their own power and food. Pretty amazing idea.
And this list of the most expensive accidents, which is rather USA-heavy, is missing the most obvious “oops” — the Iraq War, which has now cost about $600 billion and is expected to pass $1 trillion when it’s all done. Sorry! Hopefully that mistake starts to end tomorrow.