Sketches from Dordogne and Perigord, France

We just came back from visiting the Dordogne area in France. The first sketch was done in Brantôme, while we were lunching on a baguette and saucisson among the ducks next to La Dronne.

 

…lunch with the ducks…

There are many “pigeonniers”, circular or square in the Périgord and Quercy. Before 1798 it would be only the owners of plenty of land, who were fortunate enough to own pigeonniers…used for fertilizer. They were elegantly attached to houses or were loose standing and elevated to prevent humidity.

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…mon pigeonnier à Sarlat

…mon pigeonnier à Rocamadour

..colour in the streets of 8th century, Turenne…

…a monochrome view on the ruines of le chateau de Turenne…

First 4 sketches done in pen and watercolour in sketchbook, and the last sketch is done in rotring art pen and wash.

 

13 Comments

  1. these are lovely! I’ve been to the Dordogne a couple of times and this captures it so well :>)

    Sarlat is gorgeous and Domme was one of my favourite places with the fabulous views.

  2. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!! I SO LOVE YOUR STYLE, Ronnel, and these paintings, especially, of an incredible window to places in France, are even more special!!! Just loe them!

  3. Thanks for the journey. I always feel as though I am there when I read your posts and see your lovely sketches too.
    Love them all.

  4. Glad you’re back – with more glorious sketches so full of light and colour. I was in the Dordogne two years ago and would have liked to spend weeks or months exploring the little towns…it’s lovely to see a bit more through your pen & washes…love the pigeonniers!

  5. Beautiful little gems of paintings, Ronell. I love your Pigeonnier a Rocamadour. You must have had a beautifully relaxing time to have produced so many gorgeous pictures. Awesome.

  6. These are just beautiful. I admire how you are able to retain vivid colors, while using a lot of water to achieve a loose effect. I have a hard time with that…

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