The Last Covered Bridge – Watercolor

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“The Last Covered Bridge” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (available)

This really is the last covered bridge in Wisconsin. I painted this for Cedarburg Plein Air. The challenge was the constant color changes in the water as the sun moved. Spent most of the day painting in this beautiful park shown in the image below.

This painting can be shipped framed 16 x 20, or unframed 11 x 15. Please email me at mucciyvonne@yahoo.com  ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci All rights reserved.

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Hamilton House – Watercolor

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“Hamilton House” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (available)

Across the street and up the hill there’s this little view of the Hamilton House in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. I wanted to depict it as the quiet little stop it once was. This was painted on day four of Cedarburg Plein Air. My other paintings are shown below.

This painting can be shipped, framed 11 x 14, or unframed 8 x 10. Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci All rights reserved.

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Growing Season – Watercolor

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“Growing Season” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (available)

Cedarburg, Wisconsin is filled with beautiful farms. “Growing Season” was painted during Cedarburg Plein Air. So lush and green! Just pull off the side of the road and set up your easel!

Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

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Reflections Watercolor

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“Reflections” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Sold)

Last painting for Cedarburg Plein Air. The white birches set off this little scene beautifully. They were a needed contrast to all the color reflections in the pond. It was so incredibly hot this day. You wouldn’t know it from the painting, but I was tucked under trees hiding in the shade soaking up the coolness and quiet of this property.

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Along Silver Creek Watercolor

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“Along Silver Creek” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

“Along Silver Creek” represents another amazing day of painting during the Cedarburg Plein Air competition. I tried to catch the constant movement in the creek. This was a favorite spot of the artists during the week! Everyday there were at least 5 easels set up along the banks.

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
©Yvonne Pecor Mucci all rights reserved.

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Red Roof Barn Watercolor

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“Red Roof Barn” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Available)

I love any type of barn, but one with a red roof that is striking in a landscape, well, for that reason alone I chose to paint “Red Roof Barn”. It certainly didn’t hurt that it was a fabulously sunny day for painting, couldn’t ask for anything more. Had this spot all to myself during Cedarburg Plein Air, except for the few visitors shown below.

This painting can be shipped framed or unframed.
Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
©Yvonne Pecor Mucci all rights reserved.

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Silver Creek Watercolor

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“Silver Creek” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 14 x 11, Sold)

My “quick paint” at Cedarburg Plein Air. What, how much time from time stamp to framing, two hours, yikes! Yes, I painted like a crazy person with spectators looking over my shoulder. Once you forget they’re there and remember to breathe, everything falls into place. Great fun! Getting a watercolor to dry and in a frame is another story.

Check out the amber plexiglass on top of the easel below. Got it from fellow artist Annie Strack, and it really is helpful to see values in the field!

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
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Looking Up Watercolor

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“Looking Up” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Available)

Painted during Cedarburg Plein Air competition. I had a hard time choosing a subject this day, probably because I felt overwhelmed with choices. If someone says, here, paint this, you have no problem and get painting straight away.  During a plein air competition it is a completely different thought process. You ask yourself: Can I complete this in the allotted time? Is the light good? Is the subject interesting? Would someone else like it. What it really comes down to is do I like it? And the answer was YES! I was interested in the tops of buildings and thought the Cedarburg Art Museum would be a great choice. This is when you hope your sketching skills are strong because they really are the base of all paintings.

This painting is available and can be shipped framed or unframed.
Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
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Fine Rye Grist Watercolor

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“Fine Rye Grist” Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

“Fine Rye Grist” watercolor was painted during the Cedarburg Plein Air competition in Wisconsin. Pictured is the Concordia Grist Mill, located in the Hamilton Historic District, and was built in 1853 by Edward Janssen and William Gaitsch. I took some liberties by changing the street out front to a dirt road. This is now a private residence. Around back you can see where the creek flowed through the mill. Really cool place!

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Purple and Gold Watercolor

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“Purple and Gold” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Sold)

Cedarburg, Wisconsin never fails with interesting painting subjects. The busy town has all kinds of great architecture, both old and new. “Purple and Gold” watercolor was painted on the last day of the Cedarburg Plein Air competition. I chose this building because it was so different. The longer you looked, the more detail you saw. Of course, that always equals a difficult painting because you want to get it right. So happy this painting has found a home in this beautiful building.

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Peaceful Garden – Watercolor

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“Peaceful Garden” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Sold)

Sarah’s garden is beautiful! The simple subject of “Peaceful Garden” was complicated to paint. More detail? Less detail? …and so it went. The drawing had to be right and the background simplified because there was so much detail on the birdbath. I love capturing the light and pushing the color in a painting, it brings you right back to that place and time! Which was very peaceful.

This was Cedarburg Plein Air’s 16th year. Happy to have been part of it.

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Stilt House “Locally Raised” – Watercolor

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“Locally Raised” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 14 x 11)

“Locally Raised” watercolor was painted for Cedarburg Plein Air gems which was the last day of the event. Lots of people were out and about, enjoying the town of Cedarburg, WI.

In the early 1900’s, the owner of the tavern asked the city for permission to add a second floor onto the existing building. After the city denied his request, he raised the building up on “stilts” and built a first floor underneath. Hence the name Stilt House. They have great food!

This painting is available and can be shipped framed, inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Red Pops – Quickpaint

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“Red Pops” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14)

“Red Pops” was yet another tough quick paint for me. Besides it only being a 2 hour window for painting and framing, it had to be 90 degrees in town. I found a bit of shade and a few red poppies and gave it a go. Luckily before I had my paper stamped I found my palette missing, quick trip home and I was good to go, or so I thought.

2 hours goes quick, I was just about running up the street with my framed painting to make the time cutoff. So I lived to paint another day at the Cedarburg Plein Air competition! Eventually I will master these quick paints! Till then, they are memories which make me laugh, roll my eyes, and cringe at the same time!

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Hayrake – Watercolor

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“Hayrake” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 14 x 11, Sold)

A retired hayrake sits rusting in front of a well preserved blue-gray barn in the Hamilton Historic District. This glade leading up to the barn glowed in the late afternoon sun. It was magical! Best part was being able to enjoy the company of friends while I finished painting.

“Hayrake” was painted during the Cedarburg Plein Air competition. Fabulous event, even better people. Thank you to Cecily and John who give me free reign to paint on their property.

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Twisted – Watercolor

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“Twisted” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Sold)

“Twisted at Turn Halle” was painted for the Plein Air Cedarburg event in Wisconsin. This 1867 fieldstone building sits in the Hamilton Historic District. The twisted tree made for an interesting subject, constantly turning in every direction.

The weather was perfect which resulted in some really strong painting from 150 artists. Thank you to my hosts, whom I treasured time spent. Love everything about this event except that it was a week earlier. Have to say that I missed being able to stroll the town during Strawberry Fest. Hopefully next year!

Check out the winning paintings
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The Perfect Spot – Cedarburg Plein Air

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Had a fun time scouting around in the Wildcat convertible!  We came around the bend in the road to this absolutely perfect spot.  The barn, grasses, silo, everything was just right!  It felt like I was standing in a painting, so the last day and a half of the Cedarburg Plein Air competition was spent by the side of the road in pure heaven!  That’s why I named this watercolor “The Perfect Spot”.

This wonderful plein air event has 150 artists participating and creating over 500 paintings during the course of one week.  I appreciate all of their hard work and am so thrilled to have been part of it.  Of course none of it would be possible without the support of my family.  Being able to share the celebration with family and friends warms my heart.  Can’t wait till next year!

This painting is available for purchase.
Frame size 20 x 16, Mat opening 15 x 12
Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Cool Run – Cedarburg Plein Air

Cool Run watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Cool Run watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

It was a nice hot sunny day in Cedarburg, perfect for painting en plein air.  The moving water of Cedar Creek was both mesmerizing and challenging.  The cool water running over the dam and cascading down the rocks mid creek was bright white in the sunlight.  My goal in this watercolor was to preserve those whites along with trying to keep a loose feel to the painting.  This location was popular and it was nice to have the company of other artists while painting.  Each artist’s view was completely different even though we were standing only a few paces apart.

This watercolor painting is available for purchase.
Frame size is 16 x 20, mat opening is 11.5 x 15.5.  It is painted on 140 pound Arches cold press paper.  Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Apothecary – Cedarburg Plein Air

Apothecary watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Apothecary watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Sold)

If you blink, you’ll pass this little gem in the Hamilton Historic District.  This Apothecary Shop, built between 1860 and 1864, was a general store before and after the civil war.  It is now a beautifully restored private home.  The owner graciously gave me a tour which made me we wish this quaint historic stone building was mine!  Thanks to the Rasmussen family who let me paint in their driveway!

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Gingerbread – Cedarburg Plein Air

Gingerbread watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Gingerbread watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Day two and three of Cedarburg Plein Air found me in the middle of town with way too many subject choices. I could spend weeks painting and only touch upon the abundance of interesting surroundings.

The Gingerbread embellishment on the 1849 Kuehfuss house is what drew me in. Of course once you start it, you ask yourself why in the world did I choose this building. So much detail for plein air, but the way the light hit the building and the picket fence made me jump in with both feet. Besides, figuring it out is half the challenge!

Downtown was full of people and I think most stopped to chat or take a look at the process. At one point I felt like I was giving a watercolor demo. The kids had the best questions!

This painting was not exhibited at the cultural center. I wish we were allowed to exhibit more than two paintings for the main event.

This watercolor painting is available for purchase.
Frame size is 16 x 20, mat opening is 11.5 x 15.5. It is painted on 140 pound Arches cold press paper. Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Heading Out – Cedarburg Plein Air

Heading Out watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Heading Out watercolor by Yvonne Decor Mucci (Available)

The annual Cedarburg Plein Air competition has quickly become one of my favorite events.  Port Washington, WI was the first of 8 days of painting en plein air.  My nephew and I scouted this beautiful town and we both agreed that the subject matter had to include water and at least one of their two lighthouses.

I started painting in the early morning as the last bits of orange and yellow left the sky. I was lucky to catch the fishing boats heading out onto Lake Michigan. The boats were back around lunchtime, but I didn’t wrap up till late in the day.

This watercolor painting is available for purchase.
Frame size is 16 x 20, mat opening is 11.5 x 15.5.  It is painted on 140 pound Arches cold press paper.  Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Geraniums By The Dairy Barn – Watercolor

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Geraniums By The Dairy Barn watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Available)

This is the 3rd watercolor painting completed for the Cedarburg Plein Air competition.  It is of geraniums at the original Dietrich fieldstone dairy barn from the turn of the century.  I can’t resist those stone barns, and the red geraniums were a plus.  Thanks to John and Cecily who were so gracious to let me paint on their property.

It is great fun to compete in plein air.  Really pushes you to become a better artist, and you get to meet lots of other artists.

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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

Cedarburg Cultural Center

Cedarburg Cultural Center

Cedarburg Plein Air Reception

Cedarburg Plein Air Reception