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