I have worked on this painting over time, refining as it unfolded itself before me. I loved the mystery of the deep mist of the surrounding area, and made that important in the background. The rest of the painting, as well, is suggesting that winter is well on the way at this farm in Livermore, California, not far from where I live.

- Catherine McCargar

Easing into Winter

Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

11" h x 15" 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.”