Sand in oil paint?

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2natw wrote
on 29 Dec 2012 6:00 PM

Technical question: when I paint on the beach, I usually get a little sand in the paint. At first this was a nuisance, but I came to like the textural change. Are there any negative effects on the permanence of the paint, or anything else? I would like to try a painting with sand mixed in the paint.

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antesoo wrote
on 18 May 2013 11:37 PM

Suggest you look at the work of Anselm Keifer, he uses sand and lots of other  textures to provide him with his muse.

Yes you can even  gesso your canvas with sand as it is inert ..also  marble dust was often used by masters when priming canvases. I use it myself to make my own pastel boards and to add texture when i need to.

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