The Noyo River meets the Pacific Ocean at Fort Bragg in northern California. I have noticed this peaceful scene on the shore near the mouth of the river while kayaking past it on other trips to Fort Bragg. This year I set up my easel and took it all in. It is painted in watercolor and gouache to the edges of the paper, and will need a frame for display.

- Catherine McCargar

Afternoon on the Noyo

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

12" h x 16" w 
0 lbs. 1 oz.



Catherine McCargar
Walnut Creek, California

Getting to Know Catherine

Catherine McCargar created her first work of art at five years old, a snowman drawn on blue construction paper. A group of artists invited her to try plein air painting and she fell in love. In her eyes, “the time spent composing and recording in the open air is invaluable to breathe life into a painting.” Catherine currently lives in California and loves tending her garden and being creative in the kitchen when she’s not painting. Fun fact: she occasionally writes stories for her granddaughter with accompanying ink drawings; she recently wrote a series called “Baby Owl Learns to Fly.”