I was doing these outside in the garden and I tossed a little handful of sand onto some layers of the paint. The texture is really terrific and I am really excited about the idea of doing more along these lines.
I was rushing to get things ready for showing at South First Friday on August 2, 2013 and didn't have time to scan these sooner. I also sold off a handful before I could scan them and these are what I have left from this set. [One of the reasons why I am seriously in the habit of photographing these things at most every stage.]
And speaking of documentation I'm including some of those overview photos of this set as they were being completed. The photos just about always look better than any of the scans I typically produce. I really wish I had an easier system for documenting each of these pieces in a less headache-inducing way.