This scene could probably be of many places along the United States coastline, but I was inspired to paint it while visiting the Mendocino coast in Northern California this summer. I love seeing the coast and the flowers that grow so effortlessly along the roadsides there. This painting is paying homage to that breath of loveliness so abundant up there in Mendocino. Coastal cottages also have a charisma that is so very beckoning to paint.

- Catherine McCargar

Coastal Cottages

Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

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.”