It's weekend already - have a good one!
For Art Journal Journey I used a photo taken some years back in Acre (Akko), a coastal town in Israel dating back to about 2000 BC, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited towns in the area. It was also known as Ptolemais in the Greek and Roman period. You can walk through ancient lanes and arches, see the old fortifications, the crusader castle and many other wonders there. This street here leads to the old Hammam, or bath house. I painted around the photo, and added some more 'masonry' with structure paste mixed with reflex beads for more texture. I added some patches of (want to be) gold leaf just for fun, as it matches the colour of the stones. I put Mr Umbrella Man in a Safari Suit and sent him to wander through the streets.
Part of the walls
The Khan al-Umdan. Here travellers and merchants could rest and buy and sell their wares. This was used in the film 'Not without my daughter' to film one of the scenes. In my photo a young man was pressing oranges to fresh juice.
The ancient harbour
The entry to a Mosque
The sea wall
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!