This painting is from my memories of a delightful visit to the gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny, France. It is an expression of the abundance and charm of that lovely place. The piece is done almost entirely in transparent watercolor, and is enhanced with a bit of gouache, particularly in the lively green trim used there at Giverny.

- Catherine McCargar

Pears and Blossoms at Giverny

Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

14" h x 20" w 
0 lbs. 2 oz.



Catherine McCargar
Walnut Creek, California

Getting to Know Catherine

Although originally from the East Coast, Catherine McCargar has been a Californian for many years. Her representative impressionism reflects the California landscape and her world travels. Throughout her portfolio, she creatively plays with her color palette, giving each work her distinct style. She paints regularly in her home studio, and has been a selected member of the San Francisco-based Jade Fon Painters group for over a decade. Through this, she has gained experience painting outside on location in all sorts of weather together with a group of accomplished artists. The experiences, observations, and critiques of that plein air group strongly influence her work today.