Not really mortar and pestle

pestle

... but pestle and a glass slab.

I’ve made a rule out of using the things I already have and not buying anything new. So far it’s working fine.

Here you can see what’s become of the geranium-tomato sauce:

tomato sauce

I grind it with said slab and pestle,

tomato sauce

making fine pigments which are alarmingly whitish.

But after mixing them with water and gum arabic they turn dark again and end up beeing a dark, burgundy red colour (wich I will show you some other time.)

tomato sauce tomato sauce

The painting experience is a bit like painting with what in germany is called 'Wasserfarben' - you have to stir a bit to get some paint on your brush.

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