Rusty Memories – Watercolor

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“Rusty Memories” by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 14 x 11, Sold)

For the past few years I’ve painted en plein air at Royal Port Antiques in Salem, NJ. “Rusty Memories” watercolor depicts one of the many antiques sitting on their porch. It was sketched on site and finished as a progressive demo for one of my workshops.

I’ll be at Royal Port Antiques painting during the Salem County Arts In Bloom studio tour on May 20th & 21st, 2017, so stop by and say hello! http://royalportantiques.typepad.com

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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100 Acre Wood – Watercolor

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“100 Acre Wood” by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 14 x 11, Available)

Painted on the last day of Plein Air Brandywine Valley during the exhibition at Winterthur. Across the meadow at Winterthur you can see these trees in contrast to each other. Can’t you picture Christopher Robin and Pooh bouncing over that hill?

This was a nice way to end a really great week of painting. Thank you to everyone who made all the details come together!

This painting is available and I’d be happy to ship it. Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com A portion of the sale benefits Children’s Beach House. www.cbhinc.org

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Stone Arch Bridge – Watercolor

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“Stone Arch Bridge” by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed to 11 x 14, Sold)

The stone arch bridge shown above was painted at Winterthur during the Brandywine Plein Air exhibition. I loved the fall colors reflecting in the water. Great day painting and talking about all of the beautiful locations included in this competition. These wonderful colors will be replaced with snow, and I may have to trek out there and capture another season!

A portion of every sale benefits Children’s Beach House. www.cbhinc.org

©Yvonne Pecor Mucci All rights reserved.

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Hate to wait a whole year for the next Plein Air Brandywine Valley Competition!

The Meadow – Watercolor

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“The Meadow at Winterthur” by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Sold)

Day four of Plein Air Brandywine Valley landed me at Winterthur Museum to paint the many colors of the meadow. Unbelievable week of painting while watching the landscape subtly change colors from summer to fall. Hated to see it end, but the gala to benefit Children’s Beach House is a fun way to end the week. It was a meeting of great artists and patrons, great food and a great cause. A portion of every sale benefits CBH. www.cbhinc.org

This painting is available and I’d be happy to ship or deliver.
Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Goodnight – Watercolor

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“Goodnight” by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Sold)

“What are all those people doing?” was the general conversation of people passing by. This was nocturnal painting at Chesapeake City, MD with Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition. Give artists a 6pm start time, a few led lights hanging off their easels, and see what they come up with. Some race to catch that twilight color, while others wait till it gets really dark. Crazy, challenging, and fun are nocturne competitions. You have to know how to mix vibrant darks, if you don’t, you’ll learn really fast!

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Watching the River Flow – Watercolor

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“Watching the River Flow” by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

Another perfect day at Chesapeake City, MD with Plein Air Brandywine Valley. Throughout this picturesque town, one could find artists everywhere. I spent the day close to the Bayard House and loved every minute both painting and chatting with people stopping by to see the painting progress. With the bridge so prominent, you’d think that too many paintings would look the same, but they weren’t even close. Love seeing everyone’s interpretation of this waterfront town.

The gala was well attended and held at Winterthur Museum and Gardens. A portion of every sale goes to Children’s Beach House. Check out their program at www.cbhinc.org

Painting commission inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Last Light – Quick Draw

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“Last Light” watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Sold)

“Last Light” watercolor was a quick draw for the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition. It started at 4pm, so the light was fading. It is a big challenge for me to capture a moment in two hours, including framing. During these quick draw competitions the time goes by in a flash and you rely on skills you hope will be there when you need them! You take a deep breath, start throwing on paint and remind yourself that this is the very best you can do on that day. Crazy, but I would not miss participating!

It was fun to see locals at the Marshalton Inn viewing artwork that had been started a few hours earlier! Part of every sale benefited the Children’s Beach House. www.cbhinc.org

Below is the thumbnail sketch I did before the Quick Draw start. These handy little sketch books were compliments of Jerry’s Artarama in Wilmington, DE. I used mine all week! Thank you to Annie Strack who procured the samples and put together swag bags for the painters.

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Garden View – Watercolor

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“Garden View” by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Sold)

I was one of many artists painting the historic homes sitting along Strasburg Road as part of the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition. “Garden View” watercolor depicts a 1760s home in Marshalton, PA which was painted on the second day of the competition.

The homeowners were so gracious and accommodating! I’d love to get back there again to paint more of these historic buildings.

Commission inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
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The gala was held at Winterthur Museum to benefit Children’s Beach House  www.cbhinc.org

Indian Summer at Haskell’s Farm – Watercolor

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Indian Summer at Haskell’s by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 20 x 16, Sold)

“Indian Summer at Haskell’s” watercolor was painted during the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition which benefits Children’s Beach House.

I appreciate being one of 75 artists capturing the idyllic scenes of the Brandywine Valley during a week of perfect weather! The location was inspiring with a combination of green silos and stone walls in this functioning farm. It had everything an artist could wish for in a subject. Thank you to the Haskell Farm for opening up their property during this event.

This painting was sold during the Gala held at Winterthur Museum & Gardens.
Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
©Yvonne Pecor Mucci, all rights reserved.

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Thank you to Annie Strack who donated the Merit Award Prize. http://www.anniestrackart.com

It’s here! – Plein Air Brandywine Valley

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My gear is packed and I am ready to paint! I look forward to participating in Plein Air Brandywine Valley all year! Amazing locations! Great weather! Great cause!

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.  More than 70 artists will create stunning artwork during the next 4 days at different locations throughout the Brandywine Valley. It all ends with a gala at Winterthur for an exhibit and sale of all artwork. Every sale benefits Children’s Beach House. http://www.cbhinc.org

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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, Available)

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Reflections – Watercolor

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“Reflections” watercolor was painted during a plein air outing to Greenwich Lake with Gloucester County Art League. When the sky is a bit gray, the color can be more vibrant than on a sunny day. Everything was so lush that day.

Weather usually doesn’t stop plein air painters, unless it is pouring, from painting on location. Plus you get to spend the day outside! I plan on getting back to this location when the fall colors are in full bloom to do a larger version.

Please send painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

“Reflections” is matted and framed to 14 x 11.

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Approaching – Watercolor

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“Approaching” watercolor is a view of the Delaware river. It was late in the day which made the colors more intense. This painting was started as a demonstration for Salem County Art League and finished in studio. It was a great example of how to exaggerate a watercolor bloom to show heaviness in the clouds of the approaching storm.

We’re coming into fall, with it’s bursting color. Next week is Plein Air Brandywine Valley, an exciting event showcasing 80 artists. Can’t wait!

This watercolor was displayed in Gallery 50’s Nature and The Landscape exhibit.

“Approaching” inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com. It is matted and framed to 16 x 20. Shipping is available.

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Our Fishing Spot – Watercolor

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“Hanging Out” watercolor depicts the Cohansey river in southern New Jersey.

I tried to portray the sweeping sky along with the flow of the river. This painting was exhibited during Gallery 50’s Nature and the Landscape exhibit.

Matted and framed to 19 x 25.
Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
Shipping is available.

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Letters – Watercolor

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“Letters” watercolor was painted at Royal Port Antiques in Salem, NJ. Owners Suzanne and Michael host Salem County Art League during the Arts-In-Bloom studio tour. Everywhere you look is staged with beautiful antiques. Great day of painting on location.

This painting is available matted and framed to 11 x 14. It can also be shipped. Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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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.

Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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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.

Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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Take A Bite – Watercolor

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Take A Bite watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 10 x 8, Sold)

My daughter planted an apple tree from a seed many years ago. Two of these apples were from the tree I thought would never grow. I set up this still life on my picnic table while the late afternoon sun was casting strong shadows. The color was so rich looking, it made me want to take a bite of those apples. They didn’t last long!

Below is a painting progression.

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Sycamore Walk – Watercolor

Sycamore Walk watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Available)

Sycamore Walk watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 16 x 20, Available)

Sycamore trees are messy with their peeling bark and seed pods, but at the same time, that’s what makes them beautiful! This fall scene could be found anywhere, but it is right down the road in southern New Jersey.

I wanted to keep this painting fairly loose and play up the fall leaves along with the white tree limbs against the blue sky.

This painting is available and can be shipped, please send inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

Frame size is 16 x 20, mat opening is 11.5 x 15.5.  It is painted on 140 pound Arches cold press paper.

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Gertrude and Heathcliff – Watercolor

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Gertrude & Heathcliff watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Available)

Gertrude and Heathcliff watercolor depicts my go to place down the shore. In this painting, I wanted to push the variety of color found in the water.

When I look at this watercolor it makes me chuckle a little imagining those birds carrying on a conversation. The name is a nod to the past when comedian Red Skelton performed skits about two seagulls named Gertrude and Heathcliff.

This painting is available and can be shipped.
Please send inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com
Frame size is 11 x 14, mat opening is 8.5 x 11

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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
Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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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

Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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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.

Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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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.

Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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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, 

Painting inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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The Stuff of Legends – Watercolor

Stuff of Legends watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

The Stuff of Legends watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 11 x 14, Sold)

This watercolor was a commission to be gifted for the recipient’s 40th birthday. Their party was a Great Gatsby theme and featured on “My Fab 40th” Bravo TV, hence the name of the painting, “The Stuff of Legends”. I thought it was a really unique keepsake, something they’ll be able to tell a few stories about years down the road. The amount of drawing before painting was pretty involved. Getting those angles right was crazy time consuming. I also masked the top of the structure so that I could do multiple layers in the sky area to achieve the intense blue color which made the home stand out. Below is a detail of the drawing and initial washes. Commission inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci. All rights reserved. Do not copy or reproduce site contents without my written permission. legends_build_mucci

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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Low Tide At East Point – Watercolor

Low Tide At East Point watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 24 x 18, Available)

Low Tide At East Point watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (Framed 23 x 19, Available)

East Point Lighthouse sits along the Delaware Bay in one of the most serene, beautiful locations in Heislerville, New Jersey.  In this watercolor, I wanted to portray the sea grasses and the terrain leading up to the light house.  I know this location has been painted, sketched and photographed by numerous artists over the years, but it is irresistible subject matter.  Painting on location here is unbelievably peaceful.

I painted “Low Tide At East Point” for the annual Nature And The Landscape competition through Gallery 50, Inc. in Bridgeton, NJ. The exhibit is a comprehensive look at the watershed throughout southern New Jersey as portrayed by many local artists.  I was thrilled to be included.

This watercolor painting is available.
Frame size is 23 x 19, mat opening is 18 x 14
Inquiries to mucciyvonne@yahoo.com

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