Poor Africantapestry is in some abandonment. Not completely, but just enough to make her feel a bit lonely. I hope (how many times have I said this already??) to get back to frantic activity soon….one day….hopefully very soon…!! So, to all those who follow in such good spirit, thank you for your patience and loyalty and hang in there, I’ll be back with gusto soon…one day….hopefully very soon!

About two weeks ago, I went sketchersizing by the Loire at our Loire house and stopped only once for this pencil sketch, which I then added some ink lines to with an ever so slightly wash, because the pencil was too hard to get some feeling into the sketch.

…sketchersizing by the Loire…

sketch done in pencil pen and light wash in watercolor sketchbook, 26x18cm

I went sketchersizing here in Beaulieu a few days ago and sat down just when the morning market started packing up  for the day. I enjoyed a deca allongé at Les voyageurs with a view on the place and the marché.

If interested in seeing some photos of the medieval town of Beaulieu, you can visit The Charming character of Beaulieu sur dordogne at Myfrenchkitchen.

…sketchersizing in Beaulieu sur dordogne…

sketch done in pen and watercolor in watercolor sketchbook, 26x18cm..

à la prochaine!..


23 thoughts on “Sketching in Beaulieu.

  1. I like the market scene; it inspires me to take my sketchbook to the farmers market tomorrow and try my hand, though all the vendors have white umbrellas which is no fun at all.

  2. I love your work–I post photos to my blog everyday and almost everyday I take photos-camera with me at mostly all times–mostly because there is a day or 2 when I feel a bit burnt out and need to refresh–then the magic/creativity returns. Bonne weekend Ronelle and I await with patience your new sketches.

  3. I keep promising a la procahine…maybe your sketch will give me that extra push 😉
    I do miss the markets of Europe.

  4. Hi Ronell, loved your sketches with or without paint. Always delightful. I too am all used up at the moment but will rally soon. Always have in the past and no reason to believe it won’t happen again. See you Sketchercising soon.

  5. We can patiently wait, Ronell, as everyone says, but how great when you show up. I also love your sketches, with or without color.

  6. So nice to see you peep in with lovely sketches – I feel like I’m neglecting everybody and everything right now – so much on the go… it seems like many of the sketchercisers are in the same boat. Love your Dordogne photos.

  7. Good to see you back, Ronelle.
    These sketches make me think, as I so often do when I look at yours and Casey’s blogs, that if I ever get to France again (my husband and I talk about it all the time), I’d love to go drawing with you ladies.

  8. I never care if you’re “gone” for a while–there are always good things here upon your return! Lovely, Ronell!

  9. Hi, I feel like I need to copy your response and put it on my blog. Just go ahead and do what ever you want. You know we love you and anything you do is just fine. Especially if it is taking care of you!!!

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