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Sketches of quartier Blanqui in Tours.

I went into Tours today with a very low level of energy, trying to snap out of it. I succeeded in getting four sketches done, albeit a bit crooked. Even made a mistake in the spelling of “boutique”, didn’t really finish sketching rue avisseau and abandonned the lovely old church halfway…next time.

Blanqui is a tiny quartier, very quant, with only a boulangerie and poissonerie, a small family restaurant, a bar for café et journal, a little bit of this, a little bit of that, a market and old houses, which are mostly now appartements.

…la boutique de mon pére..

…rue blanqui, 34 et 32…

…rue avisseau…

…la mére et l’enfant…

All sketches done in sketchbook with pencil, pen and watercolour.

12 responses

  1. Lovely sketches, Ronell.
    I wish you moxie and zest straight to your heart, and deep into your soul 🙂

    July 13, 2008 at 4:50 am

  2. Even low energy your artist spirit inspires, Ronell. I particularly love the boutique and the little statue of mother and child beside your lovely curly iron work.

    Brava, you sent me rushing for my brushes this morning, muttering ‘set me free like Ronell’ 😉

    July 13, 2008 at 1:11 pm

  3. I agree with Robyn about “low energy”!! Lovely sketches.

    July 13, 2008 at 1:53 pm

  4. love your new work…I gave you an award on my blog. Don’t feel like you have to participate unless you want to 🙂

    July 13, 2008 at 4:05 pm

  5. I particularly like the last one – perhaps the topic best suited your mood?

    July 14, 2008 at 2:39 am

  6. juj

    Even when you’re tired your sketches vibrate with energy – I think it’s the way you master the light. The colors are fabulous, and I love seeing them all tilted a little sideways – just adds to the humanity.

    July 14, 2008 at 4:40 pm

  7. I love your sketches when you go somewhere. Well, I love your sketches no matter where you go. 🙂

    July 14, 2008 at 5:26 pm

  8. Why you dont show your sketchbook in the fool format instead of show just the detail? I think its more interesting, here and there, to show the all page of the book.

    July 14, 2008 at 6:17 pm

  9. caseytoussaint

    Lovely, Ronell! These really convey the atmosphere of a sunny day in Tours.

    July 15, 2008 at 9:25 am

  10. These are beautiful! Love that red doorway and the white of the paper you left…

    July 15, 2008 at 8:51 pm

  11. I agree with everyone else, Ronell—these are wonderful. I do know how you feel, though. Those low energy periods are inevitable, but frustrating. In this group, I especially like the wet on wet roof of rue Avisseau. The purples and reds in boutique de mon pere are gorgeous, too!

    July 16, 2008 at 11:58 am

  12. Pierre

    i’m very glade to discover my house by your sketch. efectively, i live at 32 rue Blanqui with the out stairs.
    amicalement votre

    August 9, 2008 at 9:13 pm

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

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