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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Bright Spots – Watercolor

image I sketched out these flowers while I was waiting around at a show.  I neglected to take a few photos and found myself painting from memory for a class demo. It reminded me that you don’t want to be a slave to your photo references.  I knew the colors and light direction from memory, so I felt freedom in painting without the photo reference.  Great fun pushing the color vibrancy in this watercolor.

This watercolor painting is available.
Frame size is 11 x 14, mat opening is 8.5 x 11
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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.

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

 

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