Texture Paste, Sand, And Abstract Design

A quest to make a canvas as textured as possible using different pastes and sand

Hey hey,

Happy Friday and happy start to the new term. I hope it’s been a good week. Summer has supposedly gone, but I am ever optimistic and still hoping for a last-minute come back from the sun. So let’s just go ahead and keep saying its summer ;)

Last week I was very silly and forgot to put a link to my new website. Here it is. Let me know what you think.

My New Website

Playing With Texture Paste And Sand

I had so much fun this week experimenting with canvas prep. I always prep my canvas with extra gesso (canvas primer), but for what I want to create for this project, that’s not going to cut it.

I’m imagining the canvas to be so textured in places, that it almost looks like earth. I have no idea how to do that, so this week I got messy and put different texture pastes and sand to the test.

The sand is still drying and I’m still waiting for the final results so that will be a video for next week. But check out part 1 - Cracking Effect Vs Texture Paste.

Abstract: The Art Of Design

This week I have been binge-watching this Netflix documentary on abstract design. Each episode tells the story and work of different artists and designers from illustrators, shoe designers, set designers, architects, costume designers, toy designers, and typeface design.

It is so fascinating and it has made me appreciate the many faces of design and creativity. I highly recommend it. Click below to see the season 2 trailer.

For Sale: Jokulsarlon (Print)

This print is now for sale! I finished painting it last month so it’s brand new on the scene :) Jokulsaron is where the stunning Diamond Beach is located in Southern Iceland, it’s black sand littered with chucks of sparkling icebergs that fall down from the glaciers and get washed up. This print is available in two sizes.


Thanks for reading and have a great weekend,

Lydia x