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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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I just returned from teaching a 3 day workshop at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. Most fittingly, because of the many wlld creatures we got to see, the subject was Flora and Fauna of Cascade Head. This was the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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On a couple of trips I've taken in the past 2 months I've seen the drier world of the Cascades' east slope in the Methow Valley and the Great Basin in extreme southern Oregon and northern California, near Lava Beds... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Birds 2017 Calendar, published by Pomegranate Communications I've just received my shipment of the all-new Birds Calendar for 2017. It may be a little early for retail outlets, but Pomegranate does have it in stock on their website and it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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This weekend I taught a watercolor workshop, joining a group of students up at the North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake. The weather was very cool, and there were a few showers, but we managed to get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
Thank you very much--it was a lot of fun working with you and the rest of the group!
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White pelicans and cormorants Last week while staying at Klamath Falls we visited several sites in the Klamath Basin in order to see birds. I have never before experienced so much abundance of bird life, and diversity of species. Seeing... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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We spent last week down in Klamath Falls, visiting the wildlife refuges there and reprising a trip we took a couple of Junes ago to Crater Lake. I promise you this image was not Photoshopped--I am not very good at... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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On Monday, 9 students and I joined Jennifer Carlson of Haven Illustrated to learn the principles of cottage-style flower arranging. Jennifer brought plant material cut from her own garden, and chose perennial plants that are easy to grow, including foliage... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Hoh Rain Forest Spruce This coming Saturday I am offering a program at 2pm at the Lake Hills Library (in Bellevue). I'm bringing all the art supplies for everyone, including some very nice watercolor paper and we'll be sketching and... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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I spent the early part of this week in Olympic National Park, which has some of the most diverse landscapes and life zones of the national parks-- a fitting way to celebrate National Parks Week in this year of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
Hi Anton, Thank you for your comment--I have seen the grisaille method used in botanical art--I think the the only possible risk in this method is having your grisaille mixture dissolve when you re-wet it with the overpainting. Using staining, non- granular pigments will minimize that. But in your drybrush method, that would not be a risk. I would like to read your blog and see your art. Can you share the address with me?
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2016 on Biography at Molly Hashimoto
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I've been walking regularly at the Magnuson Park Wetlands since the rains let up. It's amazing what the beavers have accomplished there. Each time I go the lodge is even bigger. And the dam they've created on the east side... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday I offered the first of many programs this season in honor of the National Park Service's Centennial. Everett Public Library hosted me and 20 happy painters joined to paint flora, fauna and landscapes of Washington's national parks. The following... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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I spotted this kildeer down by the athletic fields at Magnuson Park, running alongside the road, and displaying beautiful colors on occasion by fanning out his tail--a mating behavior and a prelude to nesting. This member of the plover family... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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I just finished a few new prints and wanted to share one of the ones I like best--it is so much fun to watch the behavior of the Bewick's Wren, as it frequents our garden. More hidden and hopping around... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday I visited the Lake Forest Park library, and offered a program for adults and young people on spring nature journals. I brought birds' nests and eggs as well as beautiful magnolia blossoms donated by my next door neighbor. Participants... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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William Wordsworth wrote a beautiful poem about solitude: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud. He tells of the immediate experience of seeing "a host of golden daffodils" but then writes about the memory of that: For oft, when on my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Registration for all Sitka's classes and workshops begins on Tuesday, February 23rd at 8:30am for Sitka members. Non-members can begin registration on March 8th, also at 8:30am. Check out the website--I've taught at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Spring 2016 3 One Day Watercolor Workshops: email me to inquire or register; you can sign up for one or all. Workshops are limited to 10 participants. April 4, 9:15am to 3:15pm: Wild Places of the West:A Watercolor Workshop. Learn... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
Hi Simona, If you did have a restaurant, I know I would be the first in line to sample your pastas! ps, love your instagram photos, especially the moss-laden picnic table.
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Daffodils & Spring Flowers Here is the latest release from Pomegranate Communications, a notecard, with "Happy Birthday" greetings inside. I was really happy when they first published this image in a calendar a couple of years ago, and I'm pleased... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Black-crowned Night Heron Bookplate, available from Pomegranate Communications I just received this new release from Pomegranate Communications, the company that publishes my prints and watercolors as cards, books, calendars, and now bookplates. I saw this black-crowned night heron last May... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last Sunday I went out early to walk on the Burke-Gilman Trail and I brought my new camera along, hoping that this time I would get lucky--having seen the creeper two times before I felt sure the bird lived near... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday I taught a workshop at the Seattle Daniel Smith Artist's Materials store. We had the best time! Participants had already carved their blocks, so we spent the whole day painting with beautiful colors, and printing with a wide array... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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This week I bought a pocket camera because I keep missing great things as I walk around the neighborhood, to the grocery, and other local outings where I don't want to bring my bigger camera. Here's what I missed: a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto