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

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.”