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

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.