I painted this scene in plein air at Ardenwood Historical Farm, in Fremont, California, a lovely local place for the community to see agriculture up close. I was inspired especially by the rows of cabbages in all their blue splendor and the way they contrasted with the rows of ripe corn.  

- Catherine McCargar

Silver and Gold at Ardenwood

Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

10.25" h x 14.5" 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.”