Each year in spring I paint out on the road where this little old house sits quietly as the seasons come and go. I wanted to convey the exuberance of spring, with the varied greens; sassy yellow and new, along with the cooler silvery older shades, all met through a gateway of lupines, and the little house content to keep a delicate green of its own. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.

- Catherine McCargar

Spring Greens

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

14" h x 20" 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.”