A Palette of Place
Seattle-based artist Molly Hashimoto is dedicated to connecting people to nature. She’s explored parks and wildlife refuges all over the West and is a long-time friend, mentor, and inspiration to Maria. Molly first helped introduce us to Daniel Smith watercolors in 1995!
Eight vibrant colors
The Pacific Northwest region is steeped in green hues of every shade, from bright lemony foliage to blue-tinged pine forest, and from luminous glowing greens of the rainforst to the windswept coastal grasses. This palette features eight of Molly’s favorite Daniel Smith watercolors that mix a rich and varied range of greens.
From lush foliage...
Explore different ratios and saturation of Hansa Yellow Medium, Phthalo Blue (Red Shade), Quinacridone Burnt Orange, and Carbazole Violet to paint the sky, sunlight on deciduous leaves, conifer boughs and needles, tree trunks, moss, and understory shrubs.
...to trees and sparkling water
Paint tree trunks with Alizarin Crimson or violet mixed with Quinacridone Burnt Orange, and darkened with Phthalo Blue. Add sparkle to alpine lakes and ocean spray with Fuchsite, and wash in Yellow Ochre for windswept bluffs and beaches.
Colors of the West
Discover more possibilities with these colors and others in Molly’s terrific book, Colors of the West, An Artist’s Guide to Nature’s Palette. Learn about Molly’s other projects and workshops on her website.