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

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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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Napley Green – Watercolors

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“View From Napley Green” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

I was in Rockhall, MD to paint these two watercolors. The sketches and preliminary drawings shown below were done on site and the two paintings were completed in studio. I was stunned by the beauty and vastness of the property when I arrived. So quiet and serene. Sometimes it is overwhelming of what to portray. Luckily there were two paintings to be completed, but honestly, I could have painted many more beautiful scenes in this location.

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“Napley Green” watercolors were commissioned gifts to the property owners. It is often more time consuming to paint a commission because you want it to be exactly what the person had in mind. So that equals a bit of corespondence back and forth. You take extra care in planning and executing, all the while hoping it will meet expectations. I’m happy to say the recipients were thrilled. What a fabulous gift from their friends.

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“Welcome to Napley Green” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

The framed painting size was 23w x 18h.
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Solo Flight – Watercolor

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“Solo Flight” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

I love being where the sky meets the ocean. Throughout the day, nature puts on a show. Often, I cannot leave till the last bit of light fades away. “Solo Flight” watercolor received People’s Choice award in the Nature and The Landscape competition at Gallery 50 in Bridgeton, NJ. What a thrill it is to hear your name announced! Thank you to everyone who voted for this painting. Nature and The Landscape exhibit runs through the end of September.

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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.

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Stilt House “Locally Raised” – Watercolor

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“Locally Raised” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 14 x 11)

“Locally Raised” watercolor was painted for Cedarburg Plein Air gems which was the last day of the event. Lots of people were out and about, enjoying the town of Cedarburg, WI.

In the early 1900’s, the owner of the tavern asked the city for permission to add a second floor onto the existing building. After the city denied his request, he raised the building up on “stilts” and built a first floor underneath. Hence the name Stilt House. They have great food!

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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.

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Twisted – Watercolor

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“Twisted” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Sold)

“Twisted at Turn Halle” was painted for the Plein Air Cedarburg event in Wisconsin. This 1867 fieldstone building sits in the Hamilton Historic District. The twisted tree made for an interesting subject, constantly turning in every direction.

The weather was perfect which resulted in some really strong painting from 150 artists. Thank you to my hosts, whom I treasured time spent. Love everything about this event except that it was a week earlier. Have to say that I missed being able to stroll the town during Strawberry Fest. Hopefully next year!

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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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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!

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The Perfect Spot – Cedarburg Plein Air

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Had a fun time scouting around in the Wildcat convertible!  We came around the bend in the road to this absolutely perfect spot.  The barn, grasses, silo, everything was just right!  It felt like I was standing in a painting, so the last day and a half of the Cedarburg Plein Air competition was spent by the side of the road in pure heaven!  That’s why I named this watercolor “The Perfect Spot”.

This wonderful plein air event has 150 artists participating and creating over 500 paintings during the course of one week.  I appreciate all of their hard work and am so thrilled to have been part of it.  Of course none of it would be possible without the support of my family.  Being able to share the celebration with family and friends warms my heart.  Can’t wait till next year!

This painting is available for purchase.
Frame size 20 x 16, Mat opening 15 x 12
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Al’s Birdhouse – Cedarburg Plein Air QUICK Paint

Al's Birdhouse watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Al’s Birdhouse watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Day Four – Quick Paint = 2.5 hours of insanity … can you imagine that in this crazy timeframe you complete a painting from start to finish, including framing and dropping the painting off before the clock ticks down to 0.  But I did it!

This watercolor is my Ode to Al’s Birdhouses!  Al Buss is a Grafton, WI artist who designs, constructs and carves the most fabulous birdhouses I have ever seen.  Every piece is meticulously put together.  I love his work and I thought it would be a great choice for a quick paint.  The contrast of the blue spruce against the warm colored wood and copper was just beautiful hanging in the yard.

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Apothecary – Cedarburg Plein Air

Apothecary watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Apothecary watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Sold)

If you blink, you’ll pass this little gem in the Hamilton Historic District.  This Apothecary Shop, built between 1860 and 1864, was a general store before and after the civil war.  It is now a beautifully restored private home.  The owner graciously gave me a tour which made me we wish this quaint historic stone building was mine!  Thanks to the Rasmussen family who let me paint in their driveway!

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Heading Out – Cedarburg Plein Air

Heading Out watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Heading Out watercolor by Yvonne Decor Mucci (Available)

The annual Cedarburg Plein Air competition has quickly become one of my favorite events.  Port Washington, WI was the first of 8 days of painting en plein air.  My nephew and I scouted this beautiful town and we both agreed that the subject matter had to include water and at least one of their two lighthouses.

I started painting in the early morning as the last bits of orange and yellow left the sky. I was lucky to catch the fishing boats heading out onto Lake Michigan. The boats were back around lunchtime, but I didn’t wrap up till late in the day.

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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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
(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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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.

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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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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