This is an impressionistic piece of a somewhat hidden location on the property of the historic home of John Muir located in Martinez, CA. I went onsite and painted en plein air on two occasions while the pink jasmine was blooming. I set up my easel in the shade of large old trees by the stream, and worked to convey the beauty of reflections of the footbridge and the lush blooms. The painting will need a frame for display.

- Catherine McCargar

Jasmine Reflections

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

20" h x 14" w 
0 lbs. 2 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.”