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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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Today I'm revisiting Venice by sharing some of the students' work. Last week I showed friends my sketchbooks and they were impressed by the number of locations we visited in the watercolor workshop that I taught for Il Chiostro. I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Molly Hashimoto
I'm taking a short break from reporting about our Venice painting excursion to write about the weekend workshop that I just taught at the North Cascades Institute. It was a rainy, foggy weekend but it resulted in some really fun... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
Venice has many singular sights, and among them are the beautiful windows with pointed arches that John Ruskin loved so well. A church that has been celebrated by artists since the 19th century is Santa Maria della Salute, designed by... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
In the coming days, I'm going to be featuring some of the fine work my students created in Venice, Italy in the workshop I taught last week there for Il Chiostro. Yesterday I visited a couple of friends and showed... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
I've just returned from Italy, where I was teaching a watercolor workshop in Venice for Il Chiostro. Participants stayed in a convent in Dorsoduro called Instituto Canossiano and we had easy access to the quiet Campo San Barnaba. One morning... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
On November 7 & 8th, I'll be teaching a workshop at the Frye Art Museum--it's called Painting & Sketching the Wild Nearby; we'll look at lots of specimens, flora and fauna, and landscapes of the North Cascades. This is in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
Forest Sketch Braided River Books, the conservation imprint of the Mountaineers Books, has just released The North Cascades: Finding Beauty & Renewal in the Wild Nearby, a wonderful new paperback book filled with fantastic photos, trail descriptions, history and natural... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
We saw this ground squirrel perched above a group of teenagers eating their lunches on the Wonderland Trail above Sunrise in Mt. Rainier National Park. They prefer the eastern part of the park with its drier habitat. Studies have demonstrated... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
We just visited the meadows at Mt. Rainier National Park on the Wonderland Trail near Sunrise. Though most of the flowers have bloomed already, with foliage even turning red as you can see in this next photo of Newberry's Knotweed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
At Blue Lake last week on the east slope of the North Cascades, I found a number of dramatic whitebark pine snags, twisted or upright. I was fascinated to see that new young pines were issuing from the vicinity of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
I just spent a few days hiking in the North Cascades and my friends and I went to a couple of our favorite places: Blue Lake and Cutthroat Pass. I love the granite and high elevation tundra at both locations... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
Duomo, walnut ink sketch by M Hashimoto I've always loved how walnut ink looks--something like the colors of the Old Masters (Rembrandt and Tiepolo are among my favorite draftsmen.) I gave it a try on this version of the Duomo,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
Simona, your still life with driftwood and shells is so elegant, and other things you create. Mountains, rivers, beaches and trees--they give rest for the heart and visual ideas for the artist.
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Herman Hesse wrote, For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. Yesterday I was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
Pomegranate, the company that publishes my work, just sent me the new boxed cards they're bringing out for the holidays and they should be available in shops around the country very soon. I was really glad about the cover images... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
A couple of Augusts ago, I was spending time in the North Cascades with a friend and after hiking up to Cascade Pass we saw this Western Tanager near Marblemount, with a grand view of Eldorado Peak to the east.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
Watercolor by Brooke Randell On Sunday morning several of the students from the Tuscany watercolor workshop that I taught in 2012 for Il Chiostro plus a number of the students who will be joining me in Venice in October met... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
I spent much of July driving all over King County to the library system's many far-flung branches--as far north as Woodinville and south to Enumclaw-- presenting the program A Day at the Beach to children 8 years old and up,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
Watercolor by Lorraine Delahoyde Today I am sharing more of the watercolors my students did at the workshop I taught last week at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. Subjects range from foxgloves in forests to Sitka spruce giants to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
Today I'm sharing more of the work students created last weekend in the landscape watercolor workshop I taught at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. As always, I was very impressed with their sketches of the enormous Sitka spruce that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
Watercolor by Karen Shawcross Today I'm sharing some of the work students created at the recent workshop I taught for Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. We went to 3 sites for painting, Three Rocks Road with a view of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
Last weekend I traveled down to the Central Oregon coast to teach a landscape watercolor workshop for Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. It was the 9th summer I have taught there! This time, I got to teach in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
I am currently reading the first volume of Fermor's travel narrative, A Time of Gifts. His trip occurred in the 1930s but he didn't write the book until 30 years later and I am struck by the number of things... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
I've spent the last couple of weeks offering Summer Reading programs for the King County Library System and have visited many far-flung libaries in the system, from Maple Valley to Woodinville and many places in between. The program is called... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
Painting by David Hashimoto From July 11th to September 6th my husband, David Hashimoto, will be exhibiting his paintings at Hiroki, a tea/espresso/dessert cafe in Wallingford, 2224 North 56th ST. Hours are 12 to 4 on Tuesday, 12 to 9... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto