One day on the trip, we went into a nearby village to paint. I chose to paint a gate because the texture was interesting, and it looked very old and unique. I sat on the ground and painted, so my point of view was from the ground looking up at the gate. I painted this in the natural light during the late morning. There are negative spaces shown in the leaves on the wall, as well as organic shapes. I used the medium of oil paint. I painted with brushes and did details with a palate knife. This painting is a genre painting and has Impressionistic qualities.