Secret Harbour Watercolor

Secret Harbour Watercolor (Framed 20 x 24) by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Secret Harbour Watercolor (Framed 20 x 24) by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

The painting composition has been changed from the original sketch.  I wanted to include the dynamic clouds that build over St Thomas and the coral reef in the foreground.  People have asked if the water is really that color.  It is that color, depending on the time of day and the amount of sunlight flowing through the crystal clear water.  It is a beautiful thing to observe in person.

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Below is a series of photos taken during the painting process.  I use 140 lb Arches watercolor paper.  I like to keep the colors clean and vibrant.  If you have any questions please contact me via email

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

Secret Harbour Watercolor Stages

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.