I was inspired to paint this joyful gathering of king penguins when I saw a photo that my niece had taken. I wanted to show them gathering, as they do, in an icy Arctic setting. I had a lot of fun becoming familiar with their poses and the look of their natural habitat.

The painting is on heavyweight watercolor paper, and will require framing for display.

- Catherine McCargar

A Gathering of Kings

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

22" h x 30" w 
0 lbs. 4 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.”