Winter Cemetery Watercolors

Push aside your homework/chores/work reports and come away with me for a bit to a place of peace, where the living are quiet and respectful and the dead…well…they’re quiet too.


In the wintertime, there’s nothing better than a heavy, dark, snow filled sky, where the sky is darker than the ground in the middle of the day (I love when that happens).

If you find yourself far from the woods, with only little time to spare and desperate for some quiet time, I suggest the cemetery. It’s the perfect place to be alone when needed. I think the cemetery is beautiful, especially in winter.


I like the scale in this watercolor.

The cemetery where I did this watercolor (from photo), has many deer which roam around looking for food. You can also spot many different kinds of birds. Every time I’m there, I just happen to hear and see a male cardinal. Maybe it is the same one?

Yesterday’s big snowstorm in Chicago gave me the desire to paint these peaceful winter watercolors, where the snow blankets the ground and all is quiet.

Ok, now back to work….boo.   😦


  1. I have only once taken a walk through a cemetery and I was surprised how peaceful it was and not at all creepy. Lovely picture. I heard on the news you were going to get hit hard with another snow storm. I hope all is well.

  2. I agree — there is something magic in the air when the sky is all gray and the snow is falling softly and all is hushed. Lovely watercolors! How long did it take you to complete these I wonder?

  3. Hi Christine, Very beautiful. One year I was at a cemetery in Milwaukee on Mother’s Day, and on that day, there were many family gatherings. When I worked in Chicago, my window looked across a parking lot to a cemetery, where I saw sunsets. Here I see the tiny country cemeteries. Thanks, Ellen

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  5. Sorry to be so late getting to this one, Christine. It’s just lovely. Yes, I love the scale and the way the majestic trees frame the scene on the left. Just looking at your watercolor fills one with peace and quiets the otherwise restless spirit. Beautifully done.

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