Painted in transparent watercolor to the edges of heavy weight watercolor paper. I hope to convey to the viewer the exhilaration felt getting out for a brisk walk or jog on a sunny, fresh, spring morning, heading for the hills. At this location near my home hikers and riders on horseback pass by while I paint, and it all just adds to the atmosphere of what I am trying to say here.

This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display. 

- Catherine McCargar

On the Trail Early

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

12" h x 16.5" w 
0 lbs. 1 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.”