Moody Pere-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris

I don’t know about you but I love Halloween! And I couldn’t wait to finally post these photos of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery In Paris. It was a visual feast of distressed moss-covered walls, rusting ornate ironwork, cobblestones and SNOW!


crypt door, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris

Of the thousands to choose from at the cemetery as inspiration (I didn’t even begin to document everything that I found inspiring), I chose this ironwork door for is lovely lines.



crypt, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris

Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison and a list of other departed celebs buried here are too numerous to name.


Pere-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris


Pere-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris


Pere-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris


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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris

Read more for instructions/ materials and more photos…

The technique I used was almost identical to the artwork I did for “London Calling…” on 9/5/2014.

Here is the design broken down into several steps.

Step 1: Apply masking fluid to white paper where the white color is to be preserved.


Step 2: After the fluid dries, paint a layer of watercolor.

Step 3: When the watercolor dries thoroughly peel of the masking fluid to reveal the layer underneath.

*paris cemetery grille step2

Step 4: The design was scanned and digitally changed the white to black. I like the white showing through but I wanted to give the design a more macabre look.





4 thoughts on “Moody Pere-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris

  1. Kathlene

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    before. So nice to find somebody with some genuine thoughts on this subject matter.
    Really.. thanks for starting this up. This site is one thing that is needed on the internet,
    someone with a little originality!



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