This watercolor painting is showing an up-close view of olives as they are ripening on the branch. I have laid it over a delicate background meant to give a dreamy feeling of the California terrain where olives are likely to be seen growing. Each olive is unique, as I have shown them. I hope the title, "Olive Branch" brings to mind peace and harmony.

- Catherine McCargar

Olive Branch

Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

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.”