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

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.”