Sky, Sand, Ocean – Watercolor

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“Sky, Sand, Ocean” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (12 x 9, Available)

You can’t beat South Beach for aqua blue water and an ever changing sky. Best way to play in the sand! This was painted last February at the southern end of South Pointe Park beach in Miami, FL. “Sky, Sand, Ocean” watercolor is available framed or unframed, inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

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Iconic NYC – Watercolor

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“Iconic NYC” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 19 x 23, Available)

You know the famous movie scene, well, still a great subject to paint. Having a little fun painting a street scene as a progressive demo in my last workshop. Cityscapes and figures are always a challenge to paint. Simplifying the abundance of signage was key.
©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved. This watercolor can be shipped either framed or unframed. Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

Little Cupcake – Watercolor

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“Little Cupcake” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 19 x 23, Sold)

NYC is bustling no matter what part of town you find yourself. This storefront caught my eye mostly because of the way the light was casting shadows, but also because of the contrast in the shop name to the busy street. I tried to play up the red stop hand in the crossing light as if it was beaconing one to stop in and have a little cupcake. During my last workshop, it was requested to paint a street scene with figures, so this scene was my first thought since I felt so strongly about it when I photographed it. Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com  ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

Workyard – Watercolor

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“Workyard” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Sold)

“Workyard” was painted during the annual Artists’ Day In Mauricetown. This is an amazing little historical town with lots of great painting subjects within a few blocks. The day was hot, but the bluegrass music was cool and so were the locals strolling around to check out all the artwork being created. Can’t wait to get back there this summer! ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

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Meadow at Longwood – Watercolor

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“Meadow at Longwood” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (12 x 9, Available)

I had a wonderful fall day painting the meadow at Longwood Gardens with my friend and fellow artist George Gallatig. This location is exceptional because the color continually changes. It truly is a magical place. In the spring I want to return and paint a larger version. The photos below show just how beautiful this location is in the fall. On my easel is a small red plexiglass from Annie Strack which helps one see values when painting. This watercolor is available unframed 12 x 9, or framed to 14 x 11 and can be shipped. Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com  ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

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Winter’s Thaw – Watercolor

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“Winter’s Thaw” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (12 x 17, Available)

Painting snow is challenging because it is not white. Strong shadows make the scene come alive. Very little of the white paper has been reserved. The block-in below shows how much color is laid down in the first stages. The snow becomes white as you add stronger darks. “Winter’s Thaw” watercolor depicts a little creek that runs a block from my home.

This painting is available and can be shipped unframed 12 x 17, or framed 18 x 23). Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com  ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

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Bouquet – Watercolor

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“Bouquet” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (11 x 15, Sold)

“Bouquet” watercolor was painted as a progressive demo during my last workshop. You can always find fresh flowers in the grocery store to use as subject matter. The goal was to paint vibrantly, loosely and interpret the subject without getting hung up on all the detail. I enjoy painting in this style especially after completing complex subjects.

This watercolor is available unframed 11 x 15, or framed 16 x 20. Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com  ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

Pine Bank Arch – Watercolor

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“Pine Bank Arch” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (12 x 9, Available)

This past summer I sat on a bench in Central Park and painted this study of Pine Bank Arch Bridge. It is cast iron, and one of my favorites. My plan is to do a half sheet of this subject in plein air over several days.

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

Bathing Beauties – Watercolor

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“Bathing Beauties” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 14 x 11, Available)

“Bathing Beauties” watercolor depicts the beautiful southern shores of New Jersey. So far, we’ve had a very gray cold winter and I miss my sunny days at the shore! This painting was started during my last workshop and I finally pulled it out and put the finishing touches on it. I guess I am wishing that warm weather was only a few weeks away! This painting can be shipped framed or unframed. Please send inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Rusty Memories – Watercolor

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“Rusty Memories” by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 14 x 11, Sold)

For the past few years I’ve painted en plein air at Royal Port Antiques in Salem, NJ. “Rusty Memories” watercolor depicts one of the many antiques sitting on their porch. It was sketched on site and finished as a progressive demo for one of my workshops.

I’ll be at Royal Port Antiques painting during the Salem County Arts In Bloom studio tour on May 20th & 21st, 2017, so stop by and say hello! http://royalportantiques.typepad.com

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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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

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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!

The Meadow – Watercolor

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“The Meadow at Winterthur” by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Sold)

Day four of Plein Air Brandywine Valley landed me at Winterthur Museum to paint the many colors of the meadow. Unbelievable week of painting while watching the landscape subtly change colors from summer to fall. Hated to see it end, but the gala to benefit Children’s Beach House is a fun way to end the week. It was a meeting of great artists and patrons, great food and a great cause. A portion of every sale benefits CBH. www.cbhinc.org

This painting is available and I’d be happy to ship or deliver.
Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

©Yvonne Pecor Mucci All rights reserved.

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Goodnight – Watercolor

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

“What are all those people doing?” was the general conversation of people passing by. This was nocturnal painting at Chesapeake City, MD with Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition. Give artists a 6pm start time, a few led lights hanging off their easels, and see what they come up with. Some race to catch that twilight color, while others wait till it gets really dark. Crazy, challenging, and fun are nocturne competitions. You have to know how to mix vibrant darks, if you don’t, you’ll learn really fast!

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Watching the River Flow – Watercolor

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“Watching the River Flow” by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

Another perfect day at Chesapeake City, MD with Plein Air Brandywine Valley. Throughout this picturesque town, one could find artists everywhere. I spent the day close to the Bayard House and loved every minute both painting and chatting with people stopping by to see the painting progress. With the bridge so prominent, you’d think that too many paintings would look the same, but they weren’t even close. Love seeing everyone’s interpretation of this waterfront town.

The gala was well attended and held at Winterthur Museum and Gardens. A portion of every sale goes to Children’s Beach House. Check out their program at www.cbhinc.org

Painting commission inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Last Light – Quick Draw

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

“Last Light” watercolor was a quick draw for the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition. It started at 4pm, so the light was fading. It is a big challenge for me to capture a moment in two hours, including framing. During these quick draw competitions the time goes by in a flash and you rely on skills you hope will be there when you need them! You take a deep breath, start throwing on paint and remind yourself that this is the very best you can do on that day. Crazy, but I would not miss participating!

It was fun to see locals at the Marshalton Inn viewing artwork that had been started a few hours earlier! Part of every sale benefited the Children’s Beach House. www.cbhinc.org

Below is the thumbnail sketch I did before the Quick Draw start. These handy little sketch books were compliments of Jerry’s Artarama in Wilmington, DE. I used mine all week! Thank you to Annie Strack who procured the samples and put together swag bags for the painters.

©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

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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

It’s here! – Plein Air Brandywine Valley

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My gear is packed and I am ready to paint! I look forward to participating in Plein Air Brandywine Valley all year! Amazing locations! Great weather! Great cause!

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.  More than 70 artists will create stunning artwork during the next 4 days at different locations throughout the Brandywine Valley. It all ends with a gala at Winterthur for an exhibit and sale of all artwork. Every sale benefits Children’s Beach House. http://www.cbhinc.org

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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)

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Reflections – Watercolor

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“Reflections” watercolor was painted during a plein air outing to Greenwich Lake with Gloucester County Art League. When the sky is a bit gray, the color can be more vibrant than on a sunny day. Everything was so lush that day.

Weather usually doesn’t stop plein air painters, unless it is pouring, from painting on location. Plus you get to spend the day outside! I plan on getting back to this location when the fall colors are in full bloom to do a larger version.

Please send painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

“Reflections” is matted and framed to 14 x 11.

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Approaching – Watercolor

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“Approaching” watercolor is a view of the Delaware river. It was late in the day which made the colors more intense. This painting was started as a demonstration for Salem County Art League and finished in studio. It was a great example of how to exaggerate a watercolor bloom to show heaviness in the clouds of the approaching storm.

We’re coming into fall, with it’s bursting color. Next week is Plein Air Brandywine Valley, an exciting event showcasing 80 artists. Can’t wait!

This watercolor was displayed in Gallery 50’s Nature and The Landscape exhibit.

“Approaching” inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com. It is matted and framed to 16 x 20. Shipping is available.

©Yvonne Pecor Mucci. All rights reserved.

Our Fishing Spot – Watercolor

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“Hanging Out” watercolor depicts the Cohansey river in southern New Jersey.

I tried to portray the sweeping sky along with the flow of the river. This painting was exhibited during Gallery 50’s Nature and the Landscape exhibit.

Matted and framed to 19 x 25.
Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
Shipping is available.

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Letters – Watercolor

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“Letters” watercolor was painted at Royal Port Antiques in Salem, NJ. Owners Suzanne and Michael host Salem County Art League during the Arts-In-Bloom studio tour. Everywhere you look is staged with beautiful antiques. Great day of painting on location.

This painting is available matted and framed to 11 x 14. It can also be shipped. Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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The Cove At Riverwinds – Watercolor

“The Cove At Riverwinds” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Available)

Riverwinds sits on the Jersey side of the Delaware River south of Philadelphia. I could hardly see the city skyline across the river. The golf course was muted by the atmosphere. Usually there’s a lot of boating activity to watch both in the river and the adjacent cove, but not on this overcast morning. The low hanging clouds kept most home and brought a quiet peaceful feeling to this location. I started en plein air, but a few hours later the rain sent me packing to finish up in studio.

This painting is available matted and framed. It can also be shipped. Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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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.

Painting 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.

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Take A Bite – Watercolor

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Take A Bite watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 10 x 8, Sold)

My daughter planted an apple tree from a seed many years ago. Two of these apples were from the tree I thought would never grow. I set up this still life on my picnic table while the late afternoon sun was casting strong shadows. The color was so rich looking, it made me want to take a bite of those apples. They didn’t last long!

Below is a painting progression.

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Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Sycamore Walk – Watercolor

Sycamore Walk watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Available)

Sycamore Walk watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Available)

Sycamore trees are messy with their peeling bark and seed pods, but at the same time, that’s what makes them beautiful! This fall scene could be found anywhere, but it is right down the road in southern New Jersey.

I wanted to keep this painting fairly loose and play up the fall leaves along with the white tree limbs against the blue sky.

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

Frame size is 16 x 20, mat opening is 11.5 x 15.5.  It is painted on 140 pound Arches cold press paper.

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Gertrude and Heathcliff – Watercolor

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Gertrude & Heathcliff watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Available)

Gertrude and Heathcliff watercolor depicts my go to place down the shore. In this painting, I wanted to push the variety of color found in the water.

When I look at this watercolor it makes me chuckle a little imagining those birds carrying on a conversation. The name is a nod to the past when comedian Red Skelton performed skits about two seagulls named Gertrude and Heathcliff.

This painting is available and can be shipped.
Please send inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
Frame size is 11 x 14, mat opening is 8.5 x 11

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