Oil painting of Fez, Morocco by American Artist Joshua Lance

Blue Gates of Fez


14×11 inches
oil on panel

I painted the iconic archway from the Blue Gate in Fez, Morocco.  And because it was dusk, there were lots of sunlight on the old walls.  I wanted to include the details of the bricks and walkway.  The opening was mysterious.  I didn’t feel comfortable putting people in, I wanted to paint possibilities, and that meant abstracting the scene.  It could be interpreted in many ways but it the end, it felt right to do.