Sometimes I paint with watercolors on paper that I have prepared first with a coat of gesso. I have fun with the textures that result from this approach. In this painting, I used some impressionistic strokes that reflect my admiration for the work of Van Gogh. I like to think he too might have enjoyed painting this scene of golden grass and earthy pond. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.

- Catherine McCargar

Last Days of Summer

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

12" h x 16" 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.”