287 started out to be a painting about paint being scraped across the canvas, ala Gerhard Richter. I added some darks and left for the day. When I returned I found the dreaded (in my area anyway) "barn painting". I decided to go with it, adding some holes into the structure with visible items in the darkness. Then on the advice of a friend, I started painting words on the "timbers" forming partial signs. Is this barn patched with signs that have been sawn into planks? At that point the painting came full circle to its abstract roots. It is shapes and lettering.