Sunday, 15 May 2011

Leaning Gate


Driving down country roads you come across many of these old gateways, marking the entrance to someones's land.  I love the crumbly stone, the way nature seems to take over and the light dappling through the olive trees.
This one has a particularly nice gate even though it's leaning and is a bit bent, it's obviously had a life!

21 comments:

MaryO said...

Yes, it surely has had a life and could tell wonderful stories. Lovely, lovely drawing/painting!

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Beautifully done! I love the way nature takes back over time.

Gillian said...

It's the fact that its bent that makes for such an interesting composition. I just love decay and things with a history. This is a lovely cameo, Cathy. x

Sandy in Michigan said...

I'm glad to see that you're still finding a little time to sketch and post. I always enjoy seeing things in your part of the world. Your sketch of the gate is beautiful. How lovely your drives must be through the countryside!

Alex said...

Gorgeous! =) Love the colors, love the angle as always.

Pat said...

I like old weathered architecture. This painting is gorgeous xx

Jim Bumgarner said...

I like the very watercolory aspect of this! Nice - frameable - hangable.

Lucia B. said...

What a lovely subject! I like the way you have portrayed it, with a beautiful transparency of colours.

jenna said...

The sun dappling is captured by your watercolors so beautifully!!

bettyfromtexas said...

This is a wonderful vignette . . . a charming gate in its beautiful setting. LOVELY, indeed!!

freebird said...

You've made a crumbly post and leaning gate look beautiful!

Chrissy said...

I love those sort of gates best, lovely work :-)

Yevgenia said...

How wonderful! I've missed your art :) I'm trying to get back into checking all the good stuff on EDM, so hopefully I'll stop by more often. Keep up the good work!

Janene said...

Very picturesque!

Dan Kent said...

What a great gate! Personality and character. Makes a great composition. Beautifully done.

scratchyas said...

it looks like the setting for a children's fantasy story, like the secret garden.

Caatje said...

What an idyllic littly scene. Lovely.

debra morris said...

Lovely Cathy

Saint Ursula said...

There is something so appealing to me about gates and doorways. This drawing captures it well - I love the crumbling and leaning. You're right, it implies a lot of stories that could be told.

Sue Pownall said...

Fabulous drawing Cathy.

Krista Meister said...

If it could only speak, wonder what its history would be? Lovely, thanks for sharing.

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