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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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Red Dragonfly Press has just published a book of poetry written by my sister, Jane Graham George: A Year on the Kapiti Line. She lives near Kapiti Island in New Zealand, and she asked me to do a watercolor of... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Molly Hashimoto
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The four mile vaporetto ride from Venice to Burano takes you to a different world. You leave the formal architectural treasures designed and built through the Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras to the see the modest two and three story homes and shops that were traditionally occupied by the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at David Hashimoto Paintings
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Moonset, Sunrise on Electric Peak Visiting in this changeable fall season gave us the opportunity to see very dramatic skies, including rainbows, moonrises and moonsets, sunrises, sunsets and rain falling on distant peaks. It was all quite thrilling, and then... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
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We encountered all kinds of weather at Yellowstone, sun, rain, wind, temperature in the 40s to begin with, shooting up to the 70s in the afternoon. It's fascinating how different areas of the Park have their own climates. Swan Lake... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
Simona, how wonderful that you loved Out Stealing Horses...it is one of my favorite books! Somehow I missed the celery omelette, but I have recently rediscovered how much I love celery! Molly
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Novel Food #27: the finale at briciole
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I've just returned from a trip to Yellowstone, where I taught a plein air watercolor class for the Yellowstone Institute. We visited numerous sites; the fall color this year was wonderful, probably the best I have ever seen there. Swan... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
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I am getting ready to teach a plein air painting class for the Yellowstone Association, and I wanted to share this sketch from my last trip to Norris Geyser Basin--these thermal pools are in Porcelain Basin--I love the opalescent blue!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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American Three-toed Woodpecker & Aspens I'm glad to have the chance to share a few new prints. Here's the first one, and I'll post more images in the coming days. I saw this American Three-toed Woodpecker a few years ago... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I am honoring the Centennial of the National Park Service by posting a painting I did several years ago of Pyramid Peak. It portrays the nearly mile of distance in elevation between Diablo Lake and the summit of Pyramid... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Venice Palazzo In his book Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino imagines Marco Polo telling Kubla Khan about all the cities he visited. In speaking of Venice, Marco Polo says: The lake's surface was barely wrinkled; the copper reflection of the ancient palace of the Sung was shattered into sparkling glints like... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at David Hashimoto Paintings
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William Carlos Williams wrote that there are "no ideas but in things." As I taught many groups of children this summer through the King County Library System, I watched them respond to the beautiful things that I brought to share... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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There are four groups of plants I especially enjoy as a gardener: conifers, roses, clematises and dahlias. Maybe it's the collector in me that responds so strongly to them; each group has so many species, sub-species and cultivars in every... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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All summer I've been visiting libraries and offering art programs around the Park Service Centennial. These have been for both adults and kids--with adults I focused on painting Mt. Rainier in watercolor, demonstrating in stages that make painting alot easier.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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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