I began this piece on location in the Sonoma Valley of California, standing amongst the colorful autumn grape vines with a view towards the mission style architecture nearby. I've painted here before, and I enjoy trying to capture the excitement of the leaves changing from green to gold. I finished the painting in my studio, concentrating on the complex interaction of the vine branches. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display. 

- Catherine McCargar

Wine Country 2

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

15" h x 22" w 
0 lbs. 3 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.”