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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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Nick O' Connell of the The Writer's Workshop invited me to come and give a talk and slide show about Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette. I'll be sharing how I came to write the book,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I'm sharing photos of two young friends who got inspired to do some painting when they looked at Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette. I can't think of a higher compliment! Thanks to you adults... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
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copyright 2017 Skipstone Press This week an excerpt from my book, Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette, appears in The Writer's Workshop Review. Check out other articles: Jeff Smoot's piece about Richard Hugo's beginnings in White... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Extreme weather brings surprising sights. I've never seen a sharp-shinned hawk in our garden, but a couple of weeks ago when it was absolutely pouring, this hawk came to rest on our fence, watching our suet-feeder which was only inches... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I share more of the great prints created in the workshop I taught for Daniel Smith last Saturday. One of the images represents steelhead hiding among rocks in a northwest river. I love the ideas the students bring to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today and in coming days I'm posting some art on my blog, all of it created by the artists in the printmaking workshop I taught last Saturday at the Daniel Smith store in Seattle. We had a very productive day,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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You're invited to join us at The Royal Room in Seattle, next Tuesday, January 23rd from 6 to 7:30pm for an evening of art and poetry about the west, sponsored by Seward Park Audubon. I'll join Saul Weisberg, Executive Director... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Tree Swallows Once in a while I observe and manage to photograph birds striking a pose that I could never dream up on my own--an inherently beautiful design that I attempt to reproduce as best I can in a print.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Rialto Beach, copyright Skipstone Press 2017 Yesterday Colors of the West was reviewed in Trail Posse, a non-profit advocacy journalism initiative that seeks to engage and include a diverse public in experiencing wild lands. Many thanks to Glenn Nelson for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Hayden Valley Thaw Yesterday we finally got down to the Seattle Art Museum to see the Andrew Wyeth exhibit. I loved it! It's hard to name favorites, but perhaps I would have to say the landscapes of late winter and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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copyright 2017 Skipstone Press It was quite an honor to see my book receive a mention in High Country News. You can read the review of Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette at this link. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Lewis's Woodpecker If you couldn't make the opening, the art exhibit continues at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library, Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, 3501 NE 41st ST, Seattle. Through the month of December I'm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I was thrilled this morning to open up the Northwest Traveler section of the Seattle Times and find editor Brian Cantwell's review of Colors of the West. I am honored by his praise for the book. A favorite quote from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I'm exhibiting 2 works at the Sitka Art Invitational at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon, this coming weekend. One of the pieces on display is this watercolor, Cascades Autumn, and the other is a block print hand-pressed with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday I gave a short talk at the Barn Beach Reserve for the Wenatchee River Institute. I met some very nice people, and want to say thanks to Brook Hinton and Patrick Walker of the Wenatchee River Institute, as well... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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You can sign up here for the webinar I presented for Mountaineers Books. You'll learn about how I interpret colorful landscapes through pen and brush, visiting many iconic parks, refuges and monuments. Birds and mammals, trees and flowers are also... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, copyright 2017 Skipstone Press I'm sharing a link from the October 2017 issue of Seattle magazine about my book, Colors of the West. I was honored that Danny Sullivan chose to write about the book,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I spent the weekend teaching a group of enthusiastic plein air painters at the North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center. We spent much time on the Center's campus, but also took a field trip up to Thunder Arm, with views... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I'm always on the lookout for new sketchbooks when I go to art stores. I can't find the spiral bound Arches sketchbooks that I had been using for many years (they are no longer being made), so I think I'm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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The North Cascades Institute's graphic designer, Kiley Barbero, created this fall-inspired poster using a watercolor sketch I did of one of the Early Winters Spires in autumn--the sketch appears in my new book Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I'm celebrating the official release of my book Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette. You can find it in bookstores, on The Mountaineers Books website and on Amazon's books site. I'll be writing again as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last week we spent a few days at the ocean, on the Long Beach Peninsula, staying up north of Ocean Park, where there are very few people. On the beach we mostly saw birds, like these Caspian terns. I love... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I didn't stray far from home yesterday, but in Seattle where I live, the light was amazing and weird, and like so many many others, I found the cast shadows of leaves to be the most wonderful part! These are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Winter Birds Box front cover I am ready for some precipitation, whether it is rain or snow! Yesterday I received my newly published holiday cards from Pomegranate Communications. These cards are block prints that I created last year, and include... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I painted this several years ago and wanted to share it today, as it reminds me of the Seattle of 10 years ago-- a very different place. There is no 520 high rise in this painting. And many fewer cars... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto