This piece is painted with transparent watercolors on heavyweight paper, to the edges of the paper. My love of color shows through in this plein air work that I finished in the studio. The painting depicts some homes nestled along the Alhambra Creek in Martinez, California. It typifies the blending of diverse architecture that exemplifies the history of the area.  This piece will need a frame for display.

- Catherine McCargar

Arroyo del Hambre

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

12" h x 12.5" w 
0 lbs. 1 oz.



Catherine McCargar
Walnut Creek, California

Getting to Know Catherine

Although originally from the East Coast, Catherine McCargar has been a Californian for many years. Her representative impressionism reflects the California landscape and her world travels. Throughout her portfolio, she creatively plays with her color palette, giving each work her distinct style. She paints regularly in her home studio, and has been a selected member of the San Francisco-based Jade Fon Painters group for over a decade. Through this, she has gained experience painting outside on location in all sorts of weather together with a group of accomplished artists. The experiences, observations, and critiques of that plein air group strongly influence her work today.