A Very Fine House …

A Very Fine House, Line Art By Yvonne Pecor Mucci

A Very Fine House, Line Art by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (sold)

Something different for a change!

I did this black and white line art illustration of a home to be used on the owners personal letterhead. When the final application of the artwork will be a reduced reproduction you have to be careful not to be heavy handed with your darks.  They tend to fill in when reduced. This was sketched very lightly in graphite onto acid free smooth bristol paper and inked with a 005 Micron archival and fade proof waterproof pen.  I found it helpful to print my reference photos in black & white.  Personal details like the small shed in the background, windmill, lightning rods, bench and flag all add interest to the sketch.  Funny how I kept humming the lyrics to “Our House” by Crosby Stills Nash & Young while working.  The home owners were really happy with the result.

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

View from Sapphire Beach

View from Sapphire Beach by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

View from Sapphire Beach by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

This sketch was done on the first day of vacation.  Wish there was more time to sketch, but now I need to start painting.

Hibiscus Study

Hibiscus Flower Study by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Hibiscus Flower Study by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

I was intrigued by the great variety of shape and color of the Hibiscus flowers while in St Thomas.  For the final painting I’ll add a few buds to round out the composition.

Trade Winds Palm Tree

Trade Winds Palm Tree by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Trade Winds Palm Tree by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

I never realized how complicated a Palm tree is until I proceeded to put it down on paper.  The fronds are in constant movement changing the light continuously.  It was a challenge to sketch and I am sure it will be more of one once I begin the painting.

Secret Harbour, St Thomas USVI

Secret Harbour - St Thomas, USVI by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Secret Harbour, St Thomas by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Another beautiful day in St Thomas.  The sketch is of Secret Harbour, a little cove across from Sapphire Beach which is sheltered from the trade winds.  It is like swimming in an aquarium with perfectly calm clear water!  I want to change the format from horizontal to vertical based on the photos taken when the final watercolor is painted.