Fun with paint, gesso and sand

blue and brown with lots of texture

This is on fabric. It is acrylic gel medium mixed with sand, and also white gesso mixed with sand, and you can spread it on and make all sorts of textures in it. Then I painted it when it was dry with acrylics and some lumiere paints too. Apparently you can stitch on gel medium so I’ll try it sometime.

Rainbow with lots of texture

looks like a rainbow coloured moonscape with lots of lumps and bumps

This is a bit of play painting I did using the book ‘Celebrate your creative self’ by Mary Todd Beam. It is gesso with tissue paper torn and pressed on top of it, then painted with acrylic paints when that dried. It was fun to do. Not sure if it should be this way up or maybe with the blue at the top to make it like a landscape painting?