The journal page I am showing today for Art Journal Journey, architecture, is the second one using pictures of Acre (Akko). You can find the first part here if you missed it. The photo I used for this A3 mixed media page shows a door to a kiosk, which has been built into one of the ancient arches of the crusader castle. The 'King Albert' sign above it is made by hand, and the rusty door was painted with turquoise. Lots of posters and notices had been plastered over the doors, and the electric wires are hanging at the front. Not perhaps the usual standards of safety most of us are used to. I was fascinated by the door, and took the photo of it. I painted round it with blue and yellow, representing the bright sun and the blue water of the sea and sky. I used structure paste to put more masonry round the door. The quote is from Henri Matisse.
And here are some more photos of Akko. Sorry for the poor quality, they were mostly taken with my old cell-phone
Remembering the story of Jonah and the whale:
Also linking to Wen's Neutrals
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks for accompanying me on my journey today.