Colors of the West: An Artists Guide to Natures Palette (MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS)
Thursday • September 14 • 7pm
U District store
Reading & Book Signing
Award-winning artist Molly Hashimoto offers insight into her exquisite work at this event for her newly published book. Colors of the West explores wild places through the lens of watercolor "en plein air" painting, a French term meaning literally "in the open air." Steeped in the natural world, Hashimoto has sketched in the outdoors and worked as a plein air artist and teacher for more than 20 years. This new book is organized by color, a unique approach to teaching both intermediate and budding artists how to really see color in the outdoor spaces around them, and then apply it to journals, other art projects, or simply beautiful memories.
Molly Hashimotos paintings have been exhibited at a variety of galleries throughout the Northwest and at the Whatcom Museum of Art in Bellingham, Washington. Her work has a long association with outdoor and conservation organizations, and teaching has become an important part of her artistic journey. In addition to the outdoor seminars that she teaches at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology at Cascade Head on the Oregon coast, the North Cascades Institute in North Cascades National Park, and the Yellowstone Institute in Yellowstone National Park, among others.
Pre-Order an Autographed Copy Please Note: Autographed copies of books are only available after the event. $24.95