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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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Warbler in Winter I'll be exhibiting several bird and animal prints at the Shoreline Arts Council's Gallery at Lake Forest Park Town Center from January 6 to February 21, 2015. I've created several new prints recently and many of them... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Molly Hashimoto
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Paper Art by Marilyn McGuire Every holiday I gather with a small group of artist friends to celebrate by exchanging homemade cookies, and this year was made even more special because one of the group, Marilyn McGuire, made us festive... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
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I keep looking at the photos I took in Padua's Orto Botanico, and I'm so delighted by the wonderful collections of plants that we saw there. Even though the garden is at latitude 45 degrees north (not that far south... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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We visited the Orto Botanico in Padua on a beautiful, if very warm, day in early October, and strolling through the garden was a refreshing experience...ancient trees, hickories, beeches and non-native species provided shade. I think the Garden was one... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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The holiday sale of paintings, prints and crafts continues at Elisabeth Miller Library until December 23rd. We had a very fun opening party on Friday night. I am exhibiting this raccoon print, among other paintings and prints-- the image is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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I'm adding another walnut ink sketch, this one by Trileigh Tucker, who studied with me at the Frye Art Museum a few weeks ago. Check out her blog Natural Presence Arts with its wonderful photos and beautiful writing about the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Perhaps my favorite day of the Venice trip was our vaporetto (a public water taxi) excursion to Burano and Torcello. We had visited these islands on our first trip a few years ago and I loved being out on the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Since my return from Italy, I've been reading a dense and rich book about Venice by Garry Wills: Venice: Lion City: The Religion of Empire. He writes about Venice through the window of its art and architecture. The book brilliantly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Giotto's frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel are remarkable for the quality of three-dimensionality of his figures and for the deeply human emotions portrayed. No earlier painter had achieved that and his work amazed his contemporaries. One has to look far... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Visiting Padua was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. We stayed there for a few days before the Venice watercolor workshop that I taught. I'd always dreamed of seeing Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel frescoes--and after viewing them, I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Sketches by Caroline Ullmann Today I am sharing a couple more sketches by students from the workshop I taught last weekend at the Frye Art Museum: Painting and Sketching the Wild Nearby. We tried out some very fun methods for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
Aha, Simona! How nice to think of us both photographing the Barca, just days apart! Molly
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Simona, is the Barca anywhere near Campo San Barnaba? We walked past a beautiful little floating produce shop several times? Molly
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Terri, thank you. That beautiful sketch is by Paula Wong, from a photo that I took down at the Magnuson Park wetlands in Seattle.
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Friday and Saturday I brought a little bit of the North Cascades into the city of Seattle at the Frye Art Museum. I was there teaching a workshop in conjunction with the release of the new Mountaineers book The North... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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The new Pomegranate calendars for 2015, Birds and Nature's Peace, are availabe at many outlets in Seattle, including the University Bookstore, PCC, City People's Mercantile, Seattle Audubon and Seward Park Audubon. They are also available online at Pomegranate. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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While in Venice teaching, our hosts at Il Chiostro arranged an art tour for our class by a local guide, which included visits to various public buildings and churches to see frescoes and paintings by Titian, Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Bellini,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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I'm sharing a couple of the sketches that were done in the class I recently taught at the North Cascades Institute: Autumn Palette: Flora and Fauna of the North Cascades. We had lots of fun using walnut ink, and other... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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I was just walking in my neighborhood in northeast Seattle and stopped by Metropolitan Market for a few groceries and found Winter Wings, a boxed holiday card assortment just published by Pomegranate, on sale there. Thank you so much, sales... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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While in Venice we resided with the Il Chiostro staff in an apartment just off the Zattere, and we spent alot of time walking along its quiet pavement. On my way each morning to the Instituto Canossiano where the students... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I'm adding a couple more students' paintings to my ongoing showcase of art that was created in the workshop I taught in Venice for Il Chiostro a couple of weeks ago. You'll see the domes of San Trovaso once... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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It has been really fun posting all this art from the Venice workshop I taught for Il Chiostro. I loved the location of Il Canossiano, and the apartment we stayed at, both close to San Trovaso and the Zattere, a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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I am continuing to share the art from Venice. In these students' work you'll see some of the many venues we visited, including the canal near San Trovaso, the small campo within the Institute Canossiano, and Campo San Barnaba. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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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 Oct 22, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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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 Oct 21, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto