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

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.”