COL­ORS OF THE WEST: AN ARTIST’S GUIDE TO NA­TURE’S PALETTE

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - Books - By Molly Hashimoto

Seat­tleite Molly Hashimoto took her pas­sion for her pas­time wa­ter colour­ing and made a life of it, teach­ing oth­ers at en­vi­ron­men­tal in­sti­tutes in Ore­gon, the North Cas­cades and Yel­low­stone. She has ex­hib­ited wa­ter­colours at gal­leries through­out the North­west and at Belling­ham’s What­com Mu­seum of Art. In Col­ors of the West she presents not only a hand­some cof­fee-ta­ble book of her work, with gor­geous land­scapes from Ore­gon’s Ecola

State Park to Wy­oming’s Devils Tower, but also a use­ful how-to man­ual for hob­by­ists like me. The sub­ject mat­ter is de­light­fully or­gan­ised by hue — green, blue, gold, red, or­ange and vi­o­let — with land­scapes and wildlife to match. There are tech­nique tips, ma­te­rial lists, pleas­ant snip­pets of poetry — plenty that will make any wa­ter­colour fan love this book.

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