The place that inspired this watercolor painting is among the many lovely locations that are the foothills of Mt. Diablo in the East Bay Area near San Francisco. In spring, I go to this spot to paint the old almond trees in bloom, and I particularly enjoy seeing the unpredictable spring skies that become a watercolor friendly indigo blue, turning everything in the landscape into a delightful drama.

- Catherine McCargar

Breaking Through

Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

14" h x 20" w 
0 lbs. 2 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.