Cahill Cemetery Peace, December 17, 2010

Cahill Cemetery Peace

This is a small plein air watercolor sketch I did rather hastily as the sun was setting south of Fort Worth.  This cemetery is behind the lovely Cahill Methodist Church east of Interstate 35 on F.M. 917.  I have painted the church three times, and one of the paintings is now the cover of a fiction novel published a few years back (the painting is “First Night in Waterford” and can be found on my website  Though I painted this in the fall of the year, the sun was hot late that afternoon, and I worked rather quickly so I could retreat to an air-conditioned room and drink some kind of an icy beverage.  I just didn’t get around to finishing it and posting it till now.

Thanks for reading.

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2 Responses to “Cahill Cemetery Peace, December 17, 2010”

  1. sartenada Says:

    Hey this is so beautiful.

    I checked Your master work about cemeteries. Great art really. I am interested in cemeteries after that when I found them when taking photos from churches. Until now I have taken photos from churches about 380 and mainly on country side.

    Back To Your art. Your art is very stylish and mind calming. Mind calming is important, because then one feels positive thoughts.

    Maybe You might be interested what kind of art we make in Finland. I have totally nine art posts, so enjoy if interested in them.
    Happy week-end!


  2. davidtripp Says:

    Thank you, Sartenada. I only began watercoloring in cemeteries during this past year. I had never considered it before, but I’m being drawn in, especially to older burial grounds with monuments of early 20th and on back to the 19th centuries. A friend has directed me to some older cemeteries and I’m trying to find time to get to them. Right now I’m locked into an eight-day plein air event, so I may have to wait until afterward. I’m looking forward to seeing your work. Thank you for responding to mine.


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