A new book by a favorite artist...
arrived at our doorstep yesterday.
Almost everything I've learned about making watercolor work has been supplied by Molly Hashimoto (and her other students, who always bring their own talents to class.) Molly is a Seattle artist who paints luscious landscapes of the Northwest, colorfully green gardens, and architectural beauties from her travels. Lately she has also perfected the art of block printing that have been made into calendars and cards. I'm happy to share that she has a newly-published book of so many of those landscape paintings her students lust over when taking her classes. She includes information on palettes and techniques, although it stands alone as a beautiful collection of Northwest landscape even if you've never picked up a brush. Her style is very different from mine, and I wish I could paint with the patience and insight she has with a brush, but that hasn't prevented me from improving my skills at this elusive artistic skill.
Molly is one of the Artists Who Inspire Me, a page in progress, but already the home of some pretty cool artists.
artwork by Molly Hashimoto