Thornbury – Plein Air Brandywine Valley

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“Thornbury” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (available)

Thornbury CSA Farm is a pretty cool place in person and has some neat history. Lots of horses milling about and a gorgeous red barn made for a nice painting subject. Through the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition we were allowed access to paint throughout their property. As you can see from the image below, I had a great spot in the shadows to paint this fall scene.

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Proceeds of the Plein Air Brandywine Valley event benefit Children’s Beach House. cbhinc.org Attend the 2019 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Opening Reception on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Artist applications are now open.

For information on any of my paintings mucciyvonne@yahoo.com This painting is available framed for unframed. ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

Hay Bales – Plein Air Brandywine Valley

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“Hay Bales” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 16 x 20, available)

Hay bales, whether round, cubed, stacked, or piled are irresistible to an artist! They catch the light and define a landscape. I love painting them. “Hay Bales” watercolor was painted for the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition. I spent a lovely fall afternoon painting with other artists at this beautiful location.

Applications for the 2019 Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition are being accepted now. This is a well organized event with fabulous locations. Best part is that proceeds from this event benefit Children’s Beach House, so get involved. cbhinc.org Attend the 2019 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Opening Reception on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

For information on any of my paintings mucciyvonne@yahoo.com ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

Watch Over Me – Plein Air Brandywine Valley

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“Watch Over Me” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 14 x 11, Sold)

“Watch Over Me” was painted during Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition held every fall. Brandywine Wilmington Cemetery was one of the locations for this day and I did not know what to expect when arriving, but it is a pretty historical place. While figuring out what I could possibly paint there, I looked up and the fall colors were exploding behind this statue making the angel look like it was rising from flames. It was so quiet here that the painting almost painted itself.

I am hoping to be juried into the 2019 Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition to experience locations I wouldn’t otherwise be able to access. Best part is that proceeds from this event benefit Children’s Beach House. cbhinc.org

Attend the 2019 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Opening Reception on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

For information on any of my paintings mucciyvonne@yahoo.com ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

Fall Reflections – Plein Air Brandywine Valley

fallreflections_mucci“Fall Reflections” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 11 x 14, Available)

Quick paints are always tough, sometimes I wonder if the painting quality suffers. I like them because of the challenge. Most are limited to two hours from start to framed. The time goes by in a blink and you have to be really focused. The photo below shows just how focused we are during these events. If you are wondering, most framing is done in the trunk of your car!

“Fall Reflections” watercolor was painted for Plein Air Brandywine Valley Quickpaint. Proceeds from this event benefit Children’s Beach House. cbhinc.org

This painting can be shipped. Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci All rights reserved.

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Jazzy Afternoon – Plein Air Brandywine Valley

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“Jazzy Afternoon” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 11×14, Sold)

“Jazzy Afternoon” was painted during the Wilmington Jazz Festival. I will definitely be returning next summer. Pictured is Sammy Miller and The Congregation. They tore the place up! Plein Air Brandywine Valley teamed up with the city of Wilmington, DE to promote the event and raise awareness for Children’s Beach House. cbhinc.org

I wanted to capture the vibrancy of both the scene and the music. Tough to capture as they are in constant movement. I did find myself painting faster to match the beat. Fun group as you can see by the photo below.

©Yvonne Pecor Mucci All rights reserved.

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Who Wants Gelato? – Plein Air Brandywine Valley

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“Who Wants Gelato” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 11×14, Sold)

If you’ve never tried painting outside in the dark, you wouldn’t know how much fun a Nocturne can be. Every artist has a different setup, you can see mine below. A few lights on my easel and I was good to go. “Who Wants Gelato” was painted during Plein Air Brandywine Valley in late fall. Bar Avalon in West Chester hosted us with all kinds of delicious food!

Plein Air Brandywine Valley happens every fall and benefits Children’s Beach House. About 70 artists paint for 4 days ending with a Gala at Winterthur Museum and Gardens where 500 pieces of art go up for sale. A portion of each sale benefits this organization. Such a great event! For more information about Children’s Beach House visit cbhinc.org

©Yvonne Pecor Mucci All rights reserved.

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Webb House – Plein Air Brandywine Valley

 

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“Webb House” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 16 x 20, Available)

The “Webb House” sits across the meadow in Longwood Gardens. This is a favorite place to paint because the meadow continuously changes color throughout the day.

I painted this 1730s farm house during one of the largest plein air competitions in the east coast. Plein Air Brandywine Valley happens every fall and benefits Children’s Beach House. About 70 artists paint for 4 days ending with a Gala at Winterthur Museum and Gardens where 500 pieces of art go up for sale. Such a great event! For more information about Children’s Beach House visit cbhinc.org

This painting can be shipped framed or unframed. Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com A portion of the sale will be donated to the beach house. ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci All rights reserved.

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Ah, That Cohansey Feeling – Watercolor

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“Ah, That Cohansey Feeling” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 20 x 26)

Large open areas of land, water, and sky are magical. They draw you in with their untouched beauty which makes one feel that time is standing still. At this location, I felt like I could breathe, and when I did, the quiet sounds of song birds could be heard.

“Ah, That Cohansey Feeling” watercolor was painted for the Nature And The Landscape annual competition at Gallery 50 in Bridgeton, NJ. I think others felt what I painted, as it received Honorable Mention.

This painting is currently part of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s 2019 Members Exhibition of Works on Paper through February 22nd, 2019. Boyer Gallery at the Hill School in Pottstown, PA.

For painting inquiries, email me at mucciyvonne@yahoo.com  ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci All rights reserved.

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Waiting To Sail – Watercolor

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“Waiting To Sail” by Yvonne Mucci (7.75 x 10.75, Framed to 11 x 14, Available)

It was a gray and breezy day on the Cohansey in Southern New Jersey. This means no flys, perfect for painting en plein air! “Waiting To Sail” watercolor was painted for Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission’s Cohansey Riverfest. This is a yearly competition and exhibit at Gallery 50 in Bridgeton, NJ.

Had a pretty successful day of painting. My second watercolor is shown below. I was experimenting with Holbein Lavender. I like it enough to keep it in my palette, for now.

Both paintings can be shipped framed to 11 x 14, or unframed 7.75 x 10.75. Please email me at mucciyvonne@yahoo.com  ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci All rights reserved.

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Shore Breeze – Watercolor

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“Shore Breeze” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Available, unframed 11 x 15)

Up and down the eastern shore thousands are enjoying the carefree days spent at the shore. Easy days are depicted in “Shore Breeze” watercolor.

Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Two Gander Farm – Watercolor

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“Two Gander Farm” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 16 x 20, sold)

The Miller Farm, better known as Two Gander Farm opened their property for artists as part of the Land Art Events, Farm to Table Plein Air, happening on September 29th. Artists are painting at different locations throughout the different seasons. For more information https://www.landartevents.com I had the pleasure of painting on site in early spring with my friend George Gallatig at this beautiful farm. We got rained out, so this was completed in studio. It will be interesting to be there again this Sunday for a day of painting in a completely different season. In the photos below you can see us tucked along the tree line.

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Gardening at Redbank – Watercolor

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“Gardening At Redbank” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Sold)

Redbank Battlefield in National Park, New Jersey is a beautiful location set along the Delaware River. I often come and paint the Ann Whitall house en plein air.

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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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“Shave and a Haircut” – Watercolor

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“Shave And A Haircut, Two Bits” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Sold)

So many painting choices during Cedarburg Plein Air, but this little barbershop stood out. Couldn’t resist that red and white awning! So many people stopped to chat while I was painting, even caught a bit of the historical tour telling the group how this building has always been a barbershop. How charming!

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

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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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B & B – Watercolor

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“B & B” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (available framed 11 x 14)

Cedarburg Plein Air, day one, spent downtown in front of the Lilly Pad Bed and Breakfast. Great town full of friendly people. Fresh off the easels, artists displayed their work in front of City Hall this year.

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

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What’s In The Cupboard? – Watercolor

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“What’s In The Cupboard?” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

This painting was juried into the 118th International Works on Paper exhibition.

Royal Port Antiques in Salem, NJ has hosted me during the Arts-In-Bloom studio tour over the past three years. It is a pleasure to pull these wonderful antiques into a still life and paint for the day. Because of all the old crackled paint on the cupboard, I painted on Arches 300# rough paper. Below is the initial sketch. So much fun!

This painting is available and can be shipped framed to 16 x 20, or unframed at 11 x 15. Please email me with questions. mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

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Precious Things – Watercolor

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“Precious Things” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (available, 11 x 15, framed to 16 x 20) 

Had the pleasure once again of painting live at Royal Port Antiques in Salem, NJ for the Arts-In-Bloom studio tour. They have an amazing selection of antiques which move in and out quickly. The table I had my still life setup sold by the end of the day! The initial drawing and still life is shown below. I am using Hahnemühle watercolor paper which is a bit softer compared to Arches.

This painting is available framed to 16 x 20, or unframed at 11 x 15. Please email me with questions. mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Brandywine River

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

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Inside Brandywine River Museum made for a cozy day of painting during Chadds Ford Paint Out. Large sunny windows were a great alternative to freezing temps outside! Exploring the landscape during winter really expands your understanding of the landscape. Love this event, especially since I got to paint with a few friends.

This event is hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society. Artwork remains on exhibit for sale at CFHS through 3/2/18 www.chaddsfordhistory.org

For information on any of my paintings mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
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Color of Winter

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“The Color of Winter” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 11 x 14, Sold)

This watercolor was painted during the Chadds Ford Paint Out on February 1st.  Winter exposed these gnarly trees along the creek and there was enough light left on a very cold day to get one more painting completed. So glad I did because the colors are beautiful in this season, you just have to bundle up, get out there, and enjoy them.

This event is hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society. Artwork remains on exhibit for sale at CFHS through 3/2/18 www.chaddsfordhistory.org

For information on any of my paintings mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

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Kuerner’s Barn

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“Kuerner’s Farm” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 14 x 11, Available)

I love painting at Kuerner Farm, also known as Ring Farm, a historic farm in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania made famous by Andrew Wyeth. Honestly, I did not love it so much on this windy, freezing day during the Chadds Ford Paint Out. My easel blew over a few times and I could not keep from shaking in the wind, so this one is only half a plein air because I completed the painting from the warmth of my home. There are some days you are not meant to paint en plein air! Still, it is a lovely painting in need of a new home.

This event is hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society. Artwork remains on exhibit for sale at CFHS through 3/2/18 www.chaddsfordhistory.org

For information on any of my paintings mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

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Chadd Ford Paint Out

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“John Chad House” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Sold)

Chadds Ford Paint Out is one of the few winter plein air events on the east coast. No awards are given, just a whole lot of great painting. This was the first day of painting on a low light and cold day. The temperature was above freezing and with the addition of hand warmers in my boots I had a full day of painting. Winter is an amazing time to paint because everything is exposed and the gentle color is beautiful.

This event is hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society. Artwork remains on exhibit for sale at CFHS through 3/2/18 www.chaddsfordhistory.org

For information on any of my paintings 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.

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
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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
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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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