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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Betterton Days – Watercolor

"Betterton Days" watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, sold)

“Betterton Days” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, sold)

Had a great time painting at the RiverArts 7th Annual “Paint The Town” in Chestertown, MD. We could paint anywhere in picturesque Kent County. Betterton Beach was beautiful in the pouring rain! I simplified the dock a bit to give the overall painting a peaceful feel.

Such a fun plein air competition, I’ll definitely be back next year to paint the town! Special thanks goes out to Cindy for her fabulous hospitality.

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Morning Walk – Watercolor

Morning Walk watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Sold)

Morning Walk watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Sold)

Morning Walk watercolor was painted during the Plein Air Brandywine Valley exhibit at Winterthur Museum and Garden.  It depicts a little hiking trail behind Winterthur called Chandler Woods. I walked this trail and the adjacent meadow just on the outskirts of Winterthur after turning in my remaining paintings for the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition. Great fun painting and conversing with patrons!

I have to say thank you to every person who had a hand in making this event a success.  The tireless hours spent procuring locations, coordinating artists, feeding artists, exhibiting and selling the artwork is greatly appreciated!  Every sale benefits Children’s Beach House, a nonprofit that focuses on children with special needs. http://www.cbhinc.org

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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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Indian Summer – Watercolor

Indian Summer watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

Indian Summer watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

Imagine being able to walk through pastures of an amazing property and paint anywhere you wish! That was my experience at the Bright property on day three of the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition. I set up my easel on one of the back pastures with rolling hills on all sides and painted the view of the main barn. The title, Indian Summer, describes this day in late October which was filled with warm sunshine and beautiful fall colors.

Met lots of other artists and photographers, all enjoying this location while creating stunning artwork to help support Children’s Beach House, a nonprofit that focuses on special-needs children.  www.cbhinc.org  All of the artwork was then put up for exhibit and sale over the weekend at Winterthur Museum and Gardens.

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Garden View – Watercolor

Garden View watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Sold)

Garden View watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Sold)

Around the corner from the Blacksmith Shop in Marshallton, PA there is a large federal style home with a garden out back. Late afternoon sunlight lit up these huge hydrangea against the stone building.

Garden View watercolor was my last painting before the sun disappeared.  That late afternoon sun is golden which added to the color in both the stone and hydrangeas.

This watercolor was painted as part of Plein Air Brandywine Valley which benefits Children’s Beach House.  http://www.cbhinc.org   Thank you to the art patron who purchased this painting.  Every sale benefits Children’s Beach House and I am thrilled to be a participant in this event.

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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, Sold)

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.

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Springhouse at Coverdale – Watercolor

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

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, 

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Relaxing At Coverdale – Watercolor

Relaxing At Coverdale watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Available)

Relaxing At Coverdale watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Available)

Coverdale Farm Preserve, located in Greenville Delaware, was my painting location site for day one of the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition. Great spot, full of animals and a gorgeous field stone barn. So many subject choices here, but I loved the sheep leading up to the main barn. Perfect sunny day resulted in this painting.

This week long Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition 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, 

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

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Plein Air Brandywine Valley

Plein Air Brandywine Valley 2015 Juried Competition

Plein Air Brandywine Valley 2015,  Juried Competition to benefit Children’s Beach House

Tomorrow, at sunrise, I’ll be setting up my easel in the beautiful Brandywine Valley to paint alongside some of the best plein air painters and photographers. 75 to be exact!  During the next four days, we’ll capture a wide variety of scenic properties located in the Brandywine Valley.  Last year the weather was a bit wet, but it did not hinder this fabulous event.  Looks like sunshine will be in abundance, so I can’t wait to start painting!

Each artist submits at least four paintings which are judged and then displayed for viewing and purchase at an opening gala scheduled for Friday, October 23 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at The Visitor Center of Winterthur Museum and Garden located in Wilmington, DE.  Gala tickets can be purchased online www.pleinairbrandywinevalley.org  A portion of the proceeds from the art sales will benefit Children’s Beach House. A great organization doing a world of good!  www.cbhinc.org

The works will remain on display for purchase and viewing throughout the remainder of the weekend and are free to the public. (Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 25, 2015 from noon – 3 p.m.) I’ll be at Winterthur Saturday and Sunday afternoon if anyone wants to stop by and check out all the artwork.  It really is a beautiful exhibit!

Below are some of my watercolor paintings from last years competition. pleinair_mucci ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci. All rights reserved. Do not copy or reproduce site contents without my written permission.

Libby’s Place – Watercolor

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

Libby’s Place watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Sold, 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!

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Sunset Lake – Plein Air Watercolor

Sunset Lake Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Available)

Sunset Lake Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

The Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission partners with Gallery 50, Inc. in Bridgeton, NJ to host the Cohansey Riverfest Plein Air Competition.  Each year the number of local artists participating increases, which results in a beautiful painting exhibition featuring a very important watershed in southern New Jersey.  Thank you to Matt and Gallery 50 for all their work in putting this event together.

Last year when I participated, Sunset Lake was down to a small stream.  So happy to see the repairs finished and this lake back to its previous splendor.  Nice day painting while watching ducks, fishermen and locals come and go!
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Gingerbread – Cedarburg Plein Air

Gingerbread watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Gingerbread watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Day two and three of Cedarburg Plein Air found me in the middle of town with way too many subject choices. I could spend weeks painting and only touch upon the abundance of interesting surroundings.

The Gingerbread embellishment on the 1849 Kuehfuss house is what drew me in. Of course once you start it, you ask yourself why in the world did I choose this building. So much detail for plein air, but the way the light hit the building and the picket fence made me jump in with both feet. Besides, figuring it out is half the challenge!

Downtown was full of people and I think most stopped to chat or take a look at the process. At one point I felt like I was giving a watercolor demo. The kids had the best questions!

This painting was not exhibited at the cultural center. I wish we were allowed to exhibit more than two paintings for the main event.

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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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, Sold) 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.

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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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Our Spot – Watercolor

Our Spot watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

Our Spot watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

“Our Spot” watercolor was my final painting for the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition.  I had visited Winterthur two years ago in the spring and loved this particular tree that was stretching out over a bench.  Thought it was in the azalea garden and it took me quite awhile to find it in the peony garden.  The spot was even more beautiful with the fall color bursting around the garden bench.  While painting, I wondered how many had rested or had a conversation in that exact spot.

This competition ended with a gala held at Winterthur Museum & Gardens in the visitor center.  There had to be over 400 paintings from 75 artists.  Every sale benefits The Children’s Beach House, a nonprofit which helps special needs children.  www.cbhinc.org

Thank you to everyone that lent a hand to this competition.  Can’t wait to participate again next fall!

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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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A Grand Era – Watercolor

A Grand Era watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed

A Grand Era watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Available)

I was thrilled to be juried into the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition.  For one week, myself and 75 artists were given access to some of the most scenic properties of the Brandywine Valley, including private estates, land preserves, and renowned DuPont properties.  The week closed with an exhibit and sale of all artwork at Winterthur Museum. Every sale benefits Children’s Beach House, a nonprofit that focuses on special-needs children.  www.cbhinc.org

The beauty of these locations was overwhelming. For the first day of painting I chose Auburn Heights Preserve and Marshall Steam Museum located in Yorklyn, Delaware.  This 1897 Auburn Heights mansion was built overlooking the Marshall Brothers Paper Mill in Yorklyn, Delaware by Israel and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Marshall.

The stone turrets were especially interesting.  The sun was very fleeting and in spite of the cold and gray day, I really enjoyed painting this former home.  I can only imagine the opulent lifestyle this Victorian family lived.  Thus, the painting name “A Grand Era”.

A lot of hard work goes into coordinating these plein air events.  Thank you to everyone for all of your hard work in bringing plein air artists together to support the Children’s Beach House.

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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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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.

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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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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Fenwick Creek Watercolor

Fenwick Creek Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Fenwick Creek Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 18 x 24)

Fenwick Creek in Salem County New Jersey flows past the original 1918 South Jersey Farmers Exchange building. The Farmers Exchange is now home to Royal Port Antiques. During the Salem County Arts In Bloom tour I painted this view from the side porch. Hard to believe this calm scene was once a busy port.

Thank you to owners Suzanne and Michael who hosted the Salem County Art League. Their shop is full of wonderful antiques that will inspire many paintings! It all added up to a great painting weekend.

Click on the photo for a detailed view.

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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.

Click on any of the photos for a detailed view.

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Ann Whitall House – Plein Air

Ann Whitall House Watercolor (Framed 18 x 24)

Ann Whitall House Watercolor (Framed 18 x 24)

The Ann Whitall house is an 18th century historic house at Red Bank Battlefield Park, located on the Delaware River. The pine tree and back of the house were sketched on one of the first nice days in early spring. In spite of the wet spring and summer season I participated in a one-day plein air competition here and chose to paint the river view of the house. I brought my extra-large beach umbrella thinking it would shade me from too much sun. The umbrella saved me and my painting from the two unexpected torrential rain showers. You just have to laugh and go with it, because it was still a great day to be outside painting.

Thanks to the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission, they really did a nice job with this event.

Click on any sketch or painting to enlarge.

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Back view of Ann Whitall House – Graphite Sketch

Back view of Ann Whitall House – Graphite Sketch

Graphite Pine Sketch

Graphite Pine Sketch