I painted this one in Crockett, California, and the factory in the painting is the C & H Sugar factory which processed sugar from Hawaii for many years, and only recently does not do so any longer. The bridge is the Carquinez Bridge, over the Carquinez Strait. For this painting I set up in the hills on one of the neighborhood streets looking down at the rooftops and the waterway. I enjoyed painting all the colors.

The paper itself is 12x18, and the image is 11.5x16.5, with a white border. It will need a matte and frame for display.

- Catherine McCargar

Sugar Town

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

12" h x 18" 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.”