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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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I am currently participating in an exhibit, called Trees of Life, at the University Friends Meeting gallery at 4001 9th AV NE; the opening is this Friday evening, Arbor Day from 5 to 7pm.The exhibit of art and photography (with... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
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Japanese maples in springtime are perhaps even more striking than they are in the autumn. I did this watercolor a few years ago--it was inspired by a maple I saw at the Arboretum. It almost looks like fall color, but... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
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In my recent trip to NY I discovered some artists I'd never heard of, and some of them I absolutely loved, including Fortunato Depero, an Italian Futurist whose work is on exhibit at the fantastic exhibit on Italian Futurism at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today again I am sharing prints created by the students in my recent Saturday workshop at Daniel Smith Artists' Materials--this time it's prints in color or on colored papers. Enjoy these! Related articles Daniel Smith Workshop: Students' Prints Daniel Smith... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday I taught a workshop at Daniel Smith Artists' Materials; the work the students created was fantastic--this was perhaps one of the most enthusiastic groups I've ever taught there. Today I want to share some of their work; these first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Earlier this week I saw a lovely flowering currant beside one of the ponds at the Magnuson Park Wetlands; I know from one in my backyard that hummingbirds are drawn to them. Birdsong is audible everywhere, and alot of quacking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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On next Saturday, April 5th, I'll be teaching a workshop at Daniel Smith Artist Materials on printmaking with oil-based inks and watercolor. Barrow's Goldeneye Block Print This is a recent print that I created, using the techniques I will be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Print by Linda McPherson This beautiful two-color print is by Linda McPherson, who tragically lost her life on Saturday in the Oso mudslide. Linda joined me as a student several times at the North Cascades Institute; she created this iris... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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I've just returned from a trip to New York City where I visited family. I walked in the Ramble at Central Park, and stopped by the Ramble Arch which I always pay homage to when I am there. This time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
Simona, the beautiful alliteration of azzurro and mi sussura makes me want to start studying Italian again. Que bella poesia!
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I recently finished a watercolor painting of new dogwood blossoms that I encountered in late April on the roadside in the North Cascades. Each year I take several trips up Highway 20 which traverses North Cascades National Park. This year... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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I just finished teaching a travel journal class, and created a small sewn signature sketchbook, with the help of Claire Russell who taught the class with me. We used Fabriano 90 lb. cold press watercolor paper and I've probably filled... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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I am teaching a watercolor workshop October 4 to 11, 2014 in Venice, Italy through Il Chiostro. We'll be staying in the quiet Dorsoduro neighborhood, close to the Accademia, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and Santa Maria della Salute, all places... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Months in advance, Pomegranate, which publishes my work, brings out the proofs on upcoming calendars. This new Nature's Peace calendar for 2015, which pairs my watercolor paintings with quotes by John Muir, will be available in late June. I'm sharing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Sitka Headland Sketch This coming Tuesday, February 25th, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology members can register for the workshops being offered at the Center, located on the Oregon coast between Neskowin and Lincoln City. I've taught there for many... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Sketches by Bob Matthews Today I'm sharing a couple of the sketches students created in my Travel Journal class. I love this class: everyone comes in so excited about re-visiting the sites of their most memorable trips. Sketch by Martha... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I'm sharing another group of the prints from the workshop that I taught at Daniel Smith on Sunday. Most of these students chose birds as their subject matter. We're offering another workshop on Saturday, April 5 from 11 to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Several students at the Daniel Smith workshop chose flowers as their subject and I'm sharing some of the work here. Related articles Upcoming Demonstration and Workshop Daniel Smith Workshop: Students' Prints Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Daniel Smith Printmaking Workshop Yesterday at the Seattle Daniel Smith store, I offered a workshop on relief printmaking. Here's a photo of some of the students at work. Everyone rose admirably to the challenge of bringing an idea to life... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
Simona, Thank you for sharing your experience of the rainbow. No matter how much we think we know, we don't know even a fraction. You so beautifully described that.
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A couple of weeks ago I noticed the snowdrops in my garden, and then Sunday after the snow, which they weathered with good grace. All of this growth proceeded in very cold temperatures and it reminded me of a poem... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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This quarter I'm teaching a class on Watercolor Travel Journals with Claire Russell. A couple of weeks ago Claire (with the able assistance of Peter Ilgenfritz) showed us how to construct our own sewn-signature journals. We used Fabriano 90 lb.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Register now for upcoming workshops at the North Cascades Institute. Printmaking in the North Cascades: May 23 -25, Landscape Watercolor in the North Cascades: June 20-22. Both workshops take place at the beautiful Environmental Learning Center; I saw this vista... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Woodblock Print by Molly Hashimoto The Pileated Woodpecker to the left is one of the woodblock prints I'm exhibiting right now at Seward Park Audubon Center. I visited on Thursday and Audubon retail store manager Joseph Manson had just hung... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Watercolor by Richard Johnson Today I am sharing more of the fine work being done by students in my Watercolor Trees class. I'm planning spring quarter now, so stay tuned as I'll be posting those classes soon with registration information... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto