In northern California winters, delicate mists roll in from the Pacific, softening and coloring the land with muted blues and lavenders. In this transparent watercolor scene of hills with a view of Mt. Diablo, I wanted to paint the dark calligraphy of the native oak tree branches against the lovely soft misty blues that hovered in the valleys; a delicate balance.

This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display. 

- Catherine McCargar

Delicate Balance

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.”