I started this piece en plein air in an artist friend's garden. She has planted fruit trees and flowering plants in a charmingly entwined situation, each producing its beauties in season. This is my interpretation of the still green persimmons with a backdrop of the Campsis trumpet vines in full bloom.

The piece was made with transparent watercolor over a gessoed heavy watercolor paper. It will need a frame for display. 

- Catherine McCargar

The Fruit and the Vine

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

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.