Here are late summer sunflowers, girasoli, growing in a garden that also produces fresh seasonal vegetables for us locals. Sunflowers are always smiling, and I'm sure I was smiling painting them. I painted on location twice, then worked on the painting in the studio until completion.

- Catherine McCargar

Girasoli nel Giardino

Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

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.”