This is a gorge in southern Morocco, with brilliant sun throwing half of the canyon into shadow. The tiny figure on the camel is Susan, who insists that the painting should be Portrait of Susan with Todra Gorge. The colors of the stone in sun, in shadow and in the distance were so distinctive that I just painted them as they were – no drama added. Our visit to Todra Gorge was part of a three day jaunt down into the Sahara, guided by Rashid Lamrani, who appears in my painting of the Alhambra.
Oil on canvas
36”w x 24”h