I visited the Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, California in autumn, wanting to paint the reeds and waterways once again. It is a challenging subject as I am trying to convey the softness of the grasses without compromising their natural forms. This was painted at first on location, and then I worked on it at various times until I felt it says what I want it to say.  The work is painted to the edges of the paper on heavy weight watercolor paper. It will require a frame for display. 

- Catherine McCargar

Coyote Hills Wetlands

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

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.