This painting has been in progress for some time in my studio. I started it en plein air, then worked on it from time to time. It is memorable for me because the Palace of Fine Arts had the beautiful golden dome depicted when I started, and it has since been changed to a different color. The white stucco building is the Warming Hut Café, and the pier running horizontally is Torpedo Wharf. Golden Gate Bridge is behind the viewer. This piece was made with transparent watercolor and gouache, painted all the way to the edges. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.

- Catherine McCargar

San Francisco Skyline from Fort Point

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

10" h x 16" 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.”