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

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Hello Ronell,
    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!

  4. Ronell,
    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.

  5. Loving all the Loire series. I had a couple of gorgeous holidays based in Tours. These bring all those memories flooding back. Thank you.

Tthank you for your visit and comment, II appreciate it!

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