Green Gate

"Green Gate"
6" x 6"
Oil on hardboard
On my way to a friend's home in Castlerock, Colorado I saw this gate. It was ordinary in it's gameness, but made a compositional statement that I couldn't resist.  I enjoyed painting it and hope to find more gates to add to my series.  

I'm trying to add manmade items to my landscapes. I used to do it when I painted in watercolor a gazillion years ago, but stopped when I got fascinated with the trees and the lay of the land.  I'm making an attempt at a return to my roots… subject matter-wise, anyway.  And some have commented favorably.