GardnerJim, I like this. I think its fun to paint photos and play with the tools you have available. This looks like an art / illustration / bookcover for a novel. I don't find it confusing, I find it mysterious, like, what's inside the gate? If this is your first attempt, I say "keep at it!"
Thank you Carlysue for validating my photo. As you see it has received a lot of negative comments. I mean, come on people, can't you appreciate something different? Is this a point and shoot site?