Most artist work in a medium I can’t relate to, acrylic, oils, pastels, etc.  I found one artist who use a medium very familiar to me, “dirty car art”:
Texas artist scott wade lives in hill country, an area where very fine dust is kicked up on backs of vehicles that move “any faster than a galloping turtle.” using paintbrushes to remove select areas of dust, shapes and figures emerge and the results are pretty amazing.
A video about artist Scott Wade:

I have never tried painting on any type of medium, except finger painting as a child.  That was fun because it was messy.  Have you tried painting on type of medium?