From the garden of l’hotel Beaune-Semblancay in Tours…with the fountain dating from 1511, and the Renaissance chapel.
….and the remaining façade, dating from 1518. Most of these buildings were destroyed in 1940.
Eglise St. Julien à Tours, built in the 13th century.
Sketches were done in sketchbook, 19x25cm with pen/pencil and watercolour.
19 thoughts on “Scenes in Tours”
Absolutely magical, Ronell — with the dreamy, mystical feeling that I love about your work!
Wow – you’ve been so busy! These are really successful – especially the top ones. Those windows are incredible. And I see you’ve been doing fountains too!
I can’t keep up with your current productivity, Ronell and such beautiful work. These as really difficult and complicated subjects but look at the beautiful ease with which you are flicking that paint around! Fantastic. I agree with Casey, your windows are particularly good and your fountain is excellent.
you were so productive and your posts are so good! I especially liked the “Stellenbosch-Church” -reminded me of my visit to Stellenbosch. But the Tours sketches are perfect as well! All wonderful work!
Gosh, these images are fascinating and beautiful. Thanks for the tour.
Oh I Just Love these, they glow with light and the fountain is Fabulous, how I love to travel with you.
I love that top sketch, just beautiful!!!
These are just beautiful. You have a wonderful way with color and light. A pencil artist myself, I particularly like the way the “drawing” is still a predominate part of the end painting. You use color brilliantly. Well done indeed.
These recent sketches are great. I love how you tackled the architecture. You inspire me to try this too.
“Sigh”, there is’nt anything that I don’t like about your architecture sketches…Absolutely LOVELY!!!
Lovely sketches, Ronell…….I particularly like the last one.
Wishing a Happy Easter to you and your family ~
No one can paint buildings like you. These are wonderful. The first one catches my eye and really pops.
Tours is a town I like a lot. I’ve a poem written at the cathedral – unfortunatelly I can’t translate it.
Ooooh! I love these….especially the sky in the last one
Very expressive. Like this style.
You’ve done loads of painting! I really like the dappled-light quality of these.
Loving all the Loire series. I had a couple of gorgeous holidays based in Tours. These bring all those memories flooding back. Thank you.
I love your watery architecturals.
Ah, so French and so Ronell and so uplifting. I love the colors, the movement and beautiful architecture.