100 Acre Wood – Watercolor

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“100 Acre Wood” by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 14 x 11, Available)

Painted on the last day of Plein Air Brandywine Valley during the exhibition at Winterthur. Across the meadow at Winterthur you can see these trees in contrast to each other. Can’t you picture Christopher Robin and Pooh bouncing over that hill?

This was a nice way to end a really great week of painting. Thank you to everyone who made all the details come together!

This painting is available and I’d be happy to ship it. Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com A portion of the sale benefits Children’s Beach House. www.cbhinc.org

©Yvonne Pecor Mucci All rights reserved.

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Stone Arch Bridge – Watercolor

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“Stone Arch Bridge” by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 11 x 14, Sold)

The stone arch bridge shown above was painted at Winterthur during the Brandywine Plein Air exhibition. I loved the fall colors reflecting in the water. Great day painting and talking about all of the beautiful locations included in this competition. These wonderful colors will be replaced with snow, and I may have to trek out there and capture another season!

A portion of every sale benefits Children’s Beach House. www.cbhinc.org

©Yvonne Pecor Mucci All rights reserved.

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Hate to wait a whole year for the next Plein Air Brandywine Valley Competition!

Garden View – Watercolor

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“Garden View” by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Sold)

I was one of many artists painting the historic homes sitting along Strasburg Road as part of the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition. “Garden View” watercolor depicts a 1760s home in Marshalton, PA which was painted on the second day of the competition.

The homeowners were so gracious and accommodating! I’d love to get back there again to paint more of these historic buildings.

Commission inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
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The gala was held at Winterthur Museum to benefit Children’s Beach House  www.cbhinc.org

Indian Summer at Haskell’s Farm – Watercolor

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Indian Summer at Haskell’s by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

“Indian Summer at Haskell’s” watercolor was painted during the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition which benefits Children’s Beach House.

I appreciate being one of 75 artists capturing the idyllic scenes of the Brandywine Valley during a week of perfect weather! The location was inspiring with a combination of green silos and stone walls in this functioning farm. It had everything an artist could wish for in a subject. Thank you to the Haskell Farm for opening up their property during this event.

This painting was sold during the Gala held at Winterthur Museum & Gardens.
Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

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Thank you to Annie Strack who donated the Merit Award Prize. http://www.anniestrackart.com

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.

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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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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Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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White Barn – Watercolor

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

“White Barn” watercolor was painted during the Chestertown RiverArts “Paint The Town” plein air competition. Rich with farms, the area is not lacking for subject matter. Everything about this barn drew me in. Sitting on a little hill, multiple silos, wide open landscape, and the white washed wood with green trim, how could I resist!

After a full day of painting, RiverArts hosted the artists to a banquet of homemade dishes. YUM! Nice to break bread with fellow artists and hear stories of the unforgiving weather everyone experienced. Thank you to everyone at RiverArts who made sure we were all taken care of and provided a well attended artist reception.

This painting is available, inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Creekside – Watercolor

"Creekside" watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, available)

“Creekside” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, available)

“Creekside” watercolor was painted on a gorgeous day of plein air painting at the end of Rileys Mill Road in Chestertown, MD. Sunshine peaked in and out of the clouds all day at RiverArts 7th Annual “Paint The Town” plein air competition. I loved the duck blind sitting on the edge of the creek and the silver reflections of sky.

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

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White Swan Tavern – Quick Paint

“White Swan Tavern” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, available)

“White Swan B&B” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, available)

So how does a watercolor artist paint in the rain? By bringing your big beach umbrella and crossing your fingers! My quick paint experiences are never great, full of stress, and limited to two hours including framing. But I do them to challenge myself. Pushing to make quick decisions on color and composition.

“White Swan Tavern” was painted for the RiverArts 7th Annual “Paint The Town” plein air competition in Chestertown, MD. The 18th century Bed and Breakfast is located near Washington College in the center of Chestertown historic district.

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

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Winterthur Fireworks – Watercolor

Winterthur Fireworks watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20)

Winterthur Fireworks watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20)

As far as painting locations go, one can never go wrong with Winterthur Museum and Gardens.  Day four of Plein Air Brandywine valley was spent near the gazebo. I wanted a different subject that played against all the bursting fall color.

This painting was donated to Children’s Beach House to be sold during their Winter White event on December 4th. Children’s Beach House is a nonprofit that focuses on special-needs children. http://www.cbhinc.org   What a fabulous event for a great cause!

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Welcome To The Inn – Watercolor

Welcome To The Inn watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Available)

Welcome To The Inn watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Available)

Welcome To The Inn watercolor depicts the Marshalton Inn located in Marshallton, PA.  This was my choice for day two of the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition.  There are many beautiful historic buildings along Strasburg Road located about four miles west of West Chester.  The town was filled with artists and photographers capturing the many subjects along the main street. Amazing day!

I love the stone work on the Inn and the way the shadows cast across the different textures.  It was quite the challenge, but well worth it because I received the honor of 2nd place for this watercolor. Such a thrill when your name is called, especially when you were not expecting it!  Thank you to everyone who enjoyed my painting enough to choose it as a winner.

The Marshalton Inn hosted this event which helps out Children’s Beach House, a nonprofit that focuses on special-needs children.  www.cbhinc.org  Every sale benefits Children’s Beach House.  Thank you to the owners and staff of the Inn were so very accommodating to all of the artists.

This painting is available, please send inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Springhouse at Coverdale – Watercolor

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Springhouse at Coverdale watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Sold)

I loved walking down a grassy path and discovering this springhouse with a row of hay bales sitting atop a back pasture.  There were still a few good hours of sunlight left for day one of the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition, so I set up my easel and got to work!

Most older farms employed a springhouse.  Some were built directly over a spring, others were built from fieldstone and used to keep water, milk and staples cool. This springhouse is part of the Coverdale Farm Preserve in Greenville, DE.

Plein Air Brandywine valley is more than a painting and photography competition. It is a fundraiser for Children’s Beach House, a nonprofit that focuses on special-needs children.  www.cbhinc.org  Over 70 artists paint and photograph during 4 days at different locations throughout the Brandywine Valley.  It ends with a gala at Winterthur for an exhibit and sale of all artwork. Every sale benefits Children’s Beach House, 

Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Libby’s Place – Watercolor

Libbys Place watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Available, Framed 11 x 14)

Libby’s Place watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Available, Framed 11 x 14)

Mauricetown is located in southern New Jersey along the Maurice River.  It is a tiny little town packed with Colonial, Federal and Victorian style homes.  The Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Mauricetown Historical Society host an annual Artists’ Day, complete with music and food!

Had a great time talking with locals, painting a neat portico en plein air and having the company of other artists.  I’ll definitely be back for Mauricetown Artists’ Day next year!  Great fun!

This watercolor painting is available.
Frame size is 11 x 14, mat opening is 9 x 11
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!

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Something New – Watercolor

Something New watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Something New watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci
(Framed 16 x 20, Available) Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

Something New watercolor is a painting of some wonderful antiques to be found at Royal Port Antiques in Salem, NJ. Suzanne stages all of the antiques at Royal Port so that you can imagine them in your home. I found this still life on their front porch where I painted en plein air for the day as part of the Salem County Arts in Bloom tour. Half the fun was interacting with the community!

Thank you to Suzanne and Michael Cooke who hosted the Salem County Art League in their beautiful, huge antique store. If you’re in the area, it is well worth checking it out.

This painting is available for purchase. Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Salem NJ Pride – Watercolor

Salem Pride watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Salem Pride watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci
(Framed 16 x 20, Available) Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

The weather was great for the Salem County Arts In Bloom tour! Once again, Royal Port Antiques hosted the Art League.  Just south of Royal Port you can find many beautiful historical homes, which is where I painted en plein air.  These doors and the flag drew me in.  It was a lot of fun to talk with people taking the tour while painting.

Salem Pride watercolor depicts two homes on Market Street in Salem, NJ. To the left is the James Wood – 1760 colonial, on the right is the Samuel Clement – 1790s federal style brick.

This painting is available for purchase.
Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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The Harness Maker’s House Watercolor

The Harness Maker's House by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

The Harness Maker’s House watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

Last week I was one of 160 artists participating in a plein air competition.  The weather was a mixed bag, fog, mist, rain and sun which made watercolor painting a real challenge.  Still, it was a fabulous week of painting throughout the town of Cedarburg, WI.  There were so many interesting subjects to explore in a week!

“The Harness Maker’s House” watercolor is of the Charles Hinze House, a harness maker (circa 1860s).  The view looks west past the original well pump to the rare story and a half fieldstone barn.  This glimpse of a bygone era can still be enjoyed while driving down the original Green Bay Road in Historic Cedarburg.

Thank you to Ray, Sarah and Noah for being the very best hosts!  I could not have had a successful week without you guys.

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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

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