This scene depicts seaside cottages on the northern California coast of Mendocino. A charming old apple tree nearby echoed the rich red of the little cottage at the end of the road. I find the whole scene peaceful and beckoning. This is a watercolor work on heavy paper, with a half inch border. It will require a frame in order to hang.

- Catherine McCargar

Cottages by the Sea

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.”