This northern California coastal scene has it all; surf, a rugged rocky shore, Monterey pines leaning in the distance, and foggy hills in the far background. I was inspired by the colors I saw--the golds in the rocks, and the rich, ruddy creep of the succulent ice plants on the crest of the cliffs. These lend a bright "pop" to what I found to be a fascinating seascape. The painting is on 140 lb. watercolor paper and will need a frame for display.

- Catherine McCargar

Beach at Fort Bragg, Mendocino

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.”