Molly Hashimoto - Colors of the West: Nature's Palette (Online); Friday, April 9, 2021

This demo/talk is part of our Technique Takeaway series.
Please note, the Technique Takeaways are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for 30 days.

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Pacific Time (5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time)
Mediums: Molly will demo in watercolor but principles of this course also apply to all pastels, oils and acrylics

Discover specific art techniques that you can ‘take away’  from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. Each one and a half hour presentation will showcase a different process that each of these artists incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.

Our Technique Takeaways are presented live via Zoom. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the instructor via the Zoom chat box and will have access to the recorded session for 30 days. You will receive a Zoom meeting link and passcode the day before the talk. To take part, you will need a camera enabled computer OR an IPad/smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.


As artists and observers, color is what commands our first attention. In the national parks and wilderness areas of the western United States we see a diverse palette that expresses the unique chromatic identity of each place.  Join Molly Hashimoto for a 1 1/2 hour demonstration of the palette she employs for several different ecosystems and learn how to take advantage of a relatively small array of paints to achieve these true-to-nature colors. You’ll visit national parks with her, and paint watercolors of mountainscapes like Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, redrock terrain at Arches, and thermal pools at Yellowstone.
Molly Hashimoto is the author of two books, published by Mountaineers Books: Colors of the West: An Artist’s Guide to Nature’s Palette, and Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide. Her new book Mt. Rainier: An Artist’s Tour will be published in September 2021. She teaches at the North Cascades Institute, Wenatchee River Institute, Yellowstone Forever Institute and Bellevue Botanical Garden. She has also taught for many years at Puget Sound library systems, offering workshops for participants of all ages, connecting them with nature through hands-on art experiences. Her prints and paintings are published by Pomegranate Communications and her work has been widely exhibited.
Visit her website and blog at

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