Birdhouses Watercolor

Birdhouses Watercolor By Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Dad’s Birdhouses (Framed 18 x 24) By Yvonne Pecor Mucci (sold)

My father built these birdhouses.  They are a source of entertainment while we sit and talk in the gazebo.  I love the whimsy of it along with the bright colors, but mostly I painted this scene because it makes me happy.

The build below shows under washes of lemon yellow and permanent rose to create interest in the sky.  Multiple glazes of cerulean, cobalt and ultramarine were used before the clouds were lifted.

Click on the painting above or below to view larger.

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This watercolor was accepted for exhibition in the “Works on Paper” show at Perkins Center For The Arts in Moorestown, NJ.  The show runs through December 9th.

Birdhouse Watercolor Build By Yvonne Pecor Mucci

All artwork is ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci. No reproduction without written permission.

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  1. keziah designer

     /  July 25, 2012

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. Really beautiful and congratulations on getting Pressed! Watch those stats go crazy…

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  3. I love it!! Beautiful! It gives a great feeling!

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  4. Spectacular work! Looks so real…
    :)

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  5. This is beautiful!

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  6. Sarah D.

     /  July 25, 2012

    Wonderful to see how you did this! Love the picture — it makes me feel cheery just looking at it. Congratulations on being FP!

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  7. VERY colorful! Love it!

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  8. i love this so happy and colourful

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  9. Nancy Walker

     /  July 25, 2012

    i just love this painting…so sweet. love the colors!

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  10. This is so wonderful! I can’t stop looking at it. I really like the rest of your watercolor paintings as well, although this one in particular is very striking – it would look even better on my wall! :

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  11. Thank you to everyone who enjoyed this painting. Thanks to my Dad who built these birdhouses!

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  12. Father’s truly make the best inspiration pieces.

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  13. I can see why it made you happy and it brought a smile to my face, All of them did! Thank you for sharing..

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  14. I love how you took pictures of the process to make it :)

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  15. Love your post, and congrats on being freshly pressed.

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  16. Saw this on freshly pressed. Outstanding job! Gives me a happy feeling too. Love that tiny one at the top. :) Thanks for showing progress shots.

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  17. The birdhouse “totem pole” is so colorful. Reminds of the fishermen’s houses on Burano and around Cinque Terre in Italy.

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  18. Great. Tell us who is checked into the avian hotel.

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  19. Ah, love the shades of the colours! And the contrast between the shadows and the sunlight on the post gives a really good feel of the late morning hour. Beautiful!

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  20. Beautiful! And your father is certainly a very creative man. I LOVE that he put a lighthouse on the top, what a wonderful idea! You have captured the colours so vividly, I have been thinking about adding birdhouses to my garden, so thanks for the inspiration :)

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  21. Alfred DeCosta

     /  July 26, 2012

    I love this bird house

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  22. This painting is so, so, so beautiful! And yes, it does make one happy — just to look at it. I love watercolors and acrylics, and I am trying to learn to paint in both. I’m a writer and teacher by trade, and those have always been my strong points. I used to think I could never paint anything worth looking at — and frankly, at this point, I really haven’t (not false modesty, just practical truth). However, I have become the most avid watcher of three painting instruction programs on public television and have now been convinced that I am at least capable of producing something acceptable. So I have finally takent the plunge to buy the paints and brushes and BEGIN!

    Mostly I have discovered the total stress-release and joy that I experience when I am painting. I don’t have a desire to become a great artist, but to paint something pleasant just for the sheer joy and total relaxation of doing it. Your work has kicked up my inspiration level to a new high, and I wanted to say thank you. Keep posting these beautiful works, and congratulations on being “Freshly Pressed.”

    I’m going to share this page on my Facebook page so others will come and visit.

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    • Thank you for your kind thoughts. Art brings both the artist and the viewer a lot of joy. At times it can be really challenging, but you can learn volumes by joining a local art league. Most have a speaker who will do a demonstration each month. I still take classes when I can and never miss a demonstration no matter what the medium. Enjoy.

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  23. sorrysoverysorry

     /  July 26, 2012

    Having always assumed that artistic creativity flows, the idea of ‘building’ a painting intriques me.

    Nice job!

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  24. Great composition and color usage, not to speak of the happiness that those little birds enjoy in their housing complex! Nice Work.

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  25. gorgeous, and I love seeing the steps leading to the final product.

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  26. Oh, it’s beautiful! And what a thoughtful touch with the yellow and rose set-up. (I didn’t know there was so much to capturing something on canvas!)

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  27. asthydays

     /  July 26, 2012

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the different stages of how you painted it.

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  28. beautilful.. absolutely stunning.. :-)

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  29. they look so cute.. if i were a bird i would have spent my whole life in one of these homes :)

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  30. free penny press

     /  July 26, 2012

    Lovely, lovely watercolor and Congrats on FP!!!

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  31. Fabulous! Your work is inspiring and uplifting with the whimsy and gentle color. Thanks for sharing the process as well. Congrats on your well deserved FP!

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  32. Thank you for a definitive lesson in using washes; the total effect is beautiful, and the treatment of your subject takes me to your gazebo for a living view. Although I’ll soon be 81, I’m still a beginner would-have-been watercolorist. M. C. Hanson

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  33. Lola Weigel

     /  July 26, 2012

    Yvonne, that is so beautiful. I feel like I can reach out and touch the bird. I know what
    memories something like that can bring you year after year because it reminded me of
    the birdhouses my dad used to build. Isn’t it funny how something so simple can bring
    you so much joy. Thanks for sharing and thanks for bringing back some memories of
    my dad too. You have such a talent.

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    • Thank you so much. You are right. Long after the birdhouses are gone, I’ll have this painting to bring back all the good memories.

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  34. Love your painting! The bird houses are so cheery and just make me think of nautical flags. :D Must be the lighthouse…
    Love the step-by-step too. Very cool.

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  35. Simply lovely and lively! Congrats on FP. Come on over to see my blog/world. ;-)

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  36. angelasoelzerragosa

     /  July 26, 2012

    Beautiful work and what a sweet tribute to your Dad’s work! Congratties on being Freshly Pressed, you deserve the recognition!

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  37. Spoon Feast

     /  July 26, 2012

    Nice work! Congrats on being on FP.

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  38. What a great picture!!

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  39. Thanks for showing the steps you took to create this beautiful piece of art! I paint in mostly acrylics, but I’d like to learn watercolors. The step by step progression is very helpful to me :)

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  40. Congratulations Yvonne, on being on Freshly Pressed. This is so lovely and so beautiful, made me happy too to watch it. Your father and your art are great. I am so glad to meet you. Thank you, with my love, nia

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  41. Faith Synol

     /  July 30, 2012

    Wow, you just keep out doing yourself !!! i love the bird house and your father sure helped to give you some very talented genes. I love the colors and just everything about it.. It makes me happy to look at it. My Mom would sure like that outside of her window. You know how she is with the birds. She still worries about them.Thanks for sharing. Love you,Faith :)

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  42. charcoalblue

     /  February 14, 2013

    Just stumbled by and I love your watercolours. Beautiful!

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  43. The painting looks wonderful. You are a great artist.

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