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Cast off canvas

I work in the studio most days and often have some paint left over.

I keep a jar and add any paint to it and make a gray for future mixing.

I also always keep a smaller size canvas close by.

I cast off any extra paint onto this canvas without thinking.

Sometimes its done in 4-5 strokes and sometimes I keep it for a week, finishing it when I am in between drying times.

This is great practice for good composition and interesting new color combinations.

It also encourages the intuitive process of making deliberate and unconscious marks.

You can purchase bulk packs of smaller sizes inexpensively and keep them handy in the studio for CASTING OFF! You may find they are some of your favorite works!

Here is an example of a before and after 12 x 12

Cast off canvas Before

Cast off canvas After


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Jessica Hagen Fine Art

Newport, RI




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