John Chad’s House – Watercolor

John Chad's House watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

John Chad’s House by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 24, Sold)
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This historical gem is located in Chadds Ford, PA. The John Chad house was built in 1725 and sits on top of a hill overlooking the Brandywine River Valley. Believe it or not, for me, the fun part of this watercolor painting was capturing the detail of the stone work.

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Grain Fields – Watercolor

Grain Fields watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci  (Framed 24 x 20, Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com)

Grain Fields watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci
(Available Framed 24 x 20, Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com)

There is something about seeing wide open fields of grain that makes you feel like you are home. Grain Fields watercolor hopefully depicts that view. It is painted on 140# Arches cold press paper.

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My Girl – Watercolor

My Girl watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

My Girl watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, NFS)

I’ve always liked portraits where the subject is not looking directly at the camera. It gives the viewer the feeling they’ve caught a candid glimpse of the person.

Usually I’ll do portraits in graphite or charcoal, but for me, watercolor is much more challenging. I introduced perylene maroon to my palette and think it will stay. My Girl watercolor is painted on 140# Arches cold press.

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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.

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Salem NJ Pride – Watercolor

Salem Pride watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Salem Pride watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci
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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.

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Meet Me At The Corner – Watercolor

Meet Me On The Corner watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (framed 16 x 20, available)

Meet Me On The Corner watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (framed 16 x 20, available)

Had a great day of painting in the Hammonton Plein Air Competition.  This quaint town has lots of interesting architectural buildings. I spent the day painting the Gazette building.

All of the paintings completed during the plein air competition will be on exhibition through Sunday at Kramer Hall Noyes Gallery, which is the newest addition to the Arts District in Downtown Hammonton, New Jersey.  Thank you to Mike Cagno, Executive Director, Noyes Museum of Art, who made this event a fantastic experience.

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Marble Hill On The Delaware – Watercolor

Marble Hill On The Delaware watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Marble Hill On The Delaware watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 22 x 18, Available)

Heading north on Route 611, the road curves along the Delaware River.  From the river banks, you can see Marble Hill.  Such a beautiful spot.  Hurry up spring, so I can get back to touring for great subjects!

Marble Hill On The Delaware was painted in studio on 140# Arches watercolor paper.

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After The Storm Watercolor

After The Storm watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

After The Storm watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 24 x 18, Sold)

I came across this old barn in the town of Mullica Hill.  These treasures are slowly disappearing, whether it is from harsh weather or community growth.  I can’t resist painting these structures, especially when they are lit up by the sun.

After The Storm is painted on 140# Arches cold press watercolor paper.  It was painted as a demo for the Salem County Art League.

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Mood’s Farm Market – Watercolor

Mood's Farm Market watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 18 x 24, Available)

Mood’s Farm Market watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 18 x 24, Available)

Mood’s Farm Market is a local landmark in Southern NJ.  The rusty orange windmill against a sweeping blue sky was striking in contrast.  I purposely pushed the color saturation to hopefully portray what it felt like to be at the market.  This watercolor painting will remind me of the beautiful day I experienced picking apples while walking through the orchard.  I’ll be back there come spring!

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Pastures by the White Barn – Watercolor

Brandywine Valley White Barn – Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Brandywine Valley White Barn – Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

Such a picturesque location!  This watercolor was painted as a progressive demo for my watercolor workshop from photo references.  Originally the subject was painted on location for the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition.

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No Trespassing – Watercolor

No Trespassing watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 24 x 18, Available)

No Trespassing watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 24 x 18, Available)

The sign reads, No Trespassing!
This old barn was drenched in sunlight, so I had to paint this scene.
“No Trespassing” watercolor depicts one of the many vanishing landscapes being replaced by a growing community. I love seeing active farms while driving in southern New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland and hope they don’t fall by the wayside. There is nothing better than fresh produce from the farm! Buy local!

This painting was a progressive demo for my watercolor workshop.  It is painted on 140# Arches cold press watercolor paper.

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Sundowner – Watercolor

Sundowner watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 15, Available)

Sundowner watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 15, sold)

This Sundowner rose grows in the flower bed next to my home.  As the trees around me have grown, so has the lack of sun. Because of the abundant shade, this rose bush produced only two blooms. Looks like I will be moving it to a sunnier location come spring! Lots of glazing was used to create the glowing color of this sundowner rose watercolor. It is one of my smaller paintings, only 8 x 10 before framing.  It is painted on 140# Arches cold press watercolor paper. Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci. All rights reserved. Do not copy or reproduce site contents without my written permission.

Where The Sycamore Grows – Watercolor

Where The Sycamore Grows watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Available)

Where The Sycamore Grows watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Sold)

It poured rain non-stop on the 3rd day of the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition! I chose to paint at Haskells (Hill Girt Farm, a local landmark) located in Chadds Ford. Such a picturesque location!

This sycamore tree caught my attention with its bare white limbs reaching up to the sky. It was next to one of the smaller stone buildings on the property. The rain made the wet bark look like all the color was running down the trunk into the ground. I thought it would be an impossible painting day! With shelter from a pop-up tent and beach umbrella I gave it a go and it turned out to be an exhausting, but successful day.

75 artists come together through Plein Air Brandywine Valley to support the Children’s Beach House. This is a nonprofit organization that helps special-needs children reach their highest potential as functioning members of their families and the community. Every sale from this competition benefits the Children’s Beach House.  http://www.cbhinc.org

Thank you to the Haskell family who opened their farm for a second day to those artists that were rained out!

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White Barn – Watercolor

Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

The White Barn watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

White Barn watercolor was painted on the second day of the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition.  This was the only sunny warm day to be found those four days in October!  It was the kind of day that most people envision when you tell them all painting is completed from start to finish outdoors.  A perfect day!

The 75 artists competing sell their paintings which benefits the Children’s Beach House, a nonprofit that focuses on special-needs children.  www.cbhinc.org

Thank you to the Gahagan family who graciously allowed access to their beautiful estate … and Janssen’s Market who supplied us with delicious lunches throughout the week!

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What’s In The Barn – Watercolor

What's In The Barn Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

What’s In The Barn Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 17 x 20, Sold)

The collecting and restoring of antique autos is a lifelong passion equal to that of an artist. The idea of this watercolor painting came from the owner of this beautiful 1948 Willys Overland Jeepster. His dairy barn was the perfect setting. The chickens were a little whimsy thrown in! I thought showing the sliding barn doors added more interest. My brother and sister-inlaw helped slide those barn doors around while I took lots of reference photos. Fun painting from concept to finish!  Thank you to John and Cecily.

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Ebb and Flow – Watercolor

Ebb and Flow Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Ebb and Flow Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 18 x 24, Sold)

A very gray, hazy day resulted in this watercolor painting of the jetty down the shore.  When the tide is at the halfway point, fishing abounds!

This watercolor is part of the “Nature & The Landscape, An Environmental Perspective” exhibition at Gallery 50 in Bridgeton, NJ.  This regional wetlands competition resulted in a lot of gorgeous paintings from artists living in southern New Jersey.

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Leaving Mary Elmer – Plein Air Watercolor

Leaving Mary Elmer watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Leaving Mary Elmer watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14)

I participated in the Cohansey Riverfest Plein Air Competition in Bridgeton, NJ a few weeks ago.  The criterion was to portray the Cohansey River Watershed.  I was really torn choosing which view would make for a better painting, Mary Elmer Lake or the outflow from the dam.  Rain was threatening and the sun was hard to find, so the outflow view was the best choice.  It all worked out to a great day of painting outdoors and a 1st place award.

This plein air competiton was sponsored by the Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission and Gallery 50 in Bridgeton, NJ.  Thank you to Matt and Gallery 50!

This painting is part of the Nature & The Landscape, An Environmental Perspective exhibit which runs through September 27th at Gallery 50.  There are 90 beautiful paintings on display.

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Saturday Shopping Watercolor

Saturday Shopping Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (11 x 14 Framed)

Saturday Shopping Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (11 x 14 Framed)

The sun lit up this little corner bodega in Manhattan.  I was struck by the brightly colored flowers in contrast to the shadowy buildings.  “Saturday Shopping” watercolor is painted on 140# Arches cold press.

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Geraniums By The Dairy Barn – Watercolor

watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

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.

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Cedarburg Cultural Center

Cedarburg Cultural Center

Cedarburg Plein Air Reception

Cedarburg Plein Air Reception

 

Cheers To You! Watercolor

Cheers To You watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Sold, Framed 16 x 20)

Cheers To You! watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Sold)

“Cheers To You!” is the second watercolor painted for the Cedarburg Plein Air competition.  Such a fun event!  Lots of mist while painting.  I was so happy to see the sun so I could drop in the shadows.

I chose this subject because of the lovely blue doors and brilliant green ivy on this historic building which currently houses The Cedar Creek Winery.  I also love the coined corners that can be found throughout the town of Cedarburg, WI.  Originally the Cedar Creek Settlement (circa 1864), it was a working woolen mill until 1969 when it went out of business due to the introduction of synthetic fabrics.

The winery is not only beautiful, but produces some mighty tasty wine!

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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.

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Apple Blossoms Watercolor

Apple Blossoms Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 24 x 16)

Apple Blossoms Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 24 x 16)

Every year in late spring the apple trees in our backyard burst with flowers and color.  This watercolor is something that I’ve wanted to paint for several years.  What interested me were the shadows cast on the pale petals.  It is painted on 140lb Arches coldpress watercolor paper.

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The Green Barn Watercolor

The Green Barn watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

The Green Barn watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 18 x 21)

The weather is warm and the sky is blue which equals a perfect day to paint en plein air.  This barn is located in Mullica Hill, NJ and currently houses a shop called The French Nest (home decor) and Canteen (a unique eatery).  One Saturday, a friend and I set up our easels and tried to capture this green barn in watercolor.  The challenge was a study of greens and how to differentiate the scene when everything has the same local color.

The images below show the initial drawing and color block-in.

The following Saturday, this painting continued as part of a watercolor demonstration during the Arts Festival in town.  Thunder storms rolled in, so it had to be finished in-studio.

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The Shore – Watercolor

The Shore by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 27 x 20)

The Shore by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 27 x 20, Sold)

I am thrilled this painting will be part of the township’s permanent collection!

This is a view seen up and down the eastern seaboard.  It is of dune grasses waving in the breeze along the shore on a beautiful summer day.  I love the dynamic clouds that form over the ocean along with that panoramic view giving one the feeling of wide open space.  “The Shore” watercolor is painted on 140# Arches cold press. This watercolor is one of 17 paintings that I will be exhibiting at the Galleria Deptford.  The artist reception is Sunday, April 13 from 2 until 4pm.   Galleria Deptford is located in the Deptford Municipal Building, 1st and 2nd floors.  For more information on this venue, visit www.thelivingartsclub.org Click on the above painting to view details. Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com All artwork is ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci. No reproduction without written permission.

Spring Tulips Watercolor

Spring Tulips Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Spring Tulips Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 15 x 16)

These tulips were a gift and they reminded me how enjoyable it is to paint directly instead of from a photograph.  For me it is easier to see color, light and dark when painting directly.  You don’t always have that opportunity, but when it presents itself, you have to go with it.

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Waiting for Spring – Watercolor

Waiting for Spring Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Waiting for Spring Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 18 x 14)

I think everyone is waiting for spring these days, that’s what inspired the title of this watercolor.  This beautiful farm from Salem County, NJ was painted using a limited palette of Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre and Burnt Umber.

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The images below show how the painting was blocked in.  I wanted to use as few brushstrokes as possible to tell the story.

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Sunflowers Watercolor

Sunflowers Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Sunflowers Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 18 x 24)

The past couple weeks we have had lots of snow and it’s too cold outside to be enjoyable.  That is what prompted me to paint Sunflowers.  I tried to capture the beautiful contrast of bright yellows against a blue sky.  Looking forward to warmer days!

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Cedarburg Barn Watercolor

Cedarburg Barn Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 18 x 14)

Cedarburg Barn Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 18 x 14)

This Red Barn was found while traveling near one of my favorite midwest towns, Cedarburg, Wisconsin.  You could get lost in the wide open space.  There are many barns in this area of the country.  Such a beautiful place.  This watercolor started as a small study for a larger painting and I found myself not stopping till it was a finished piece.

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Apples and Pears

Apples and Pears Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed

Apples and Pears Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 17 x 25)

Apples and Pears Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Apples and Pears Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

In this watercolor painting “Apples and Pears” I wanted to paint a simple subject and play up the sunlight and cast shadows.   I haven’t painted fruit since my school days and was surprised at the difficulty.  Liquid mask was used on the stems to allow me to paint through the background.

The second painting is a version of the same subject which was a demo for my watercolor workshop.  The change in composition was a bit of an improvement.

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Loves me, Loves me not – Watercolor

Loves me, Loves me not Watercolor (Framed 15 x 18) By Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Loves me, Loves me not – Watercolor (Framed 15 x 18) By Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Who hasn’t pulled off daisy petals asking that question at some time in their youth.

This daisy plant was photographed during a trip to Wisconsin.  I liked the way the light caught the flowers against a dark background.  Originally the background was of other plantings, but I thought the contrast of blue against the bright white and orange centers would make the painting a little more interesting.  The background and leaves were painted very loosely to keep the focus on the daisy flowers.

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