This painting is about a little pet chicken walking through the gate by a garden shed. I was doing a study of shadows of trees in my backyard on a warm sunny day. Most of our chickens were roaming in the front yard, and I was alone. When I was about to finish painting, Kara, one of our Ameraucana hens, showed up in front of my easel. So I included her in my painting, and I called it finished.