I really like the colors in this painting. No paintbrushes were harmed in the creation of this painting. Still on a roll, full of inspiration, working on two or three things at a time, loving it. After I coated the canvas with medium and it was still wet, I laid down a sheet of corrugated cardboard and then pulled it up to achieve the texture. I love corrugated anything . . . cardboard, tin, cloth (corduroy). I then used various sizes and shapes of painters' tape to keep the white areas intact. I then applied paint randomly using a trowel. I have a bunch of antique metal stencils and I used part of one to apply the numbers. I don't know what these stencils were originally used for. . . the one I used on this with about a foot long, with "30" "50" and "50 1/2" running across it lengthwise. I don't think it was a measurement of length, though, because they were spaced equally.
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