Colors of the West: En Plein Air - Oct 24

Learn to observe, sketch, and paint nature from an award-winning outdoor artist and art teacher, Molly Hashimoto, on Episode 4 of the Mountaineers Books Web Series.
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October 03, 2017
Colors of the West: En Plein Air - Oct 24
Colors of the West

Join us October 24, at 7pm for the next Mountaineers Books Web Series event with Molly Hashimoto, author of the new book Colors of the West: An Artist’s Guide to Nature’s Palette. Molly is an award-winning artist and art teacher. In her book, Molly explains techniques for creating successful watercolor paintings en plein air, a French term meaning literally “in the open air.”

“Putting a brush in the hands of new artists, young and old, heightens their awareness of the power and beauty of nature.” – Molly Hashimoto

In this presentation, Molly will: 

  • Discuss outdoor paint palettes and how to “see” color depending on time of day, season, atmosphere, and more
  • Offer tips to improve your nature painting skills or begin this as a fun new hobby—whether you regularly go into the backcountry or just want to sketch and paint the natural beauty in a park down the street

Steeped in the natural world, Molly has sketched in the outdoors and worked as a plein air artist and teacher for more than 20 years. In that time she has filled more than 40 sketchbooks with landscapes, vignettes, studies of flora and fauna, and natural history notes—all created while visiting some of the West’s most stunning landscapes.

Mountaineers Books Web Series, Episode 4
Thursday, October 24, from 7–8pm


Attend from any web-connected computer or device. Register even if you can't attend the evening and we will email you a recording of the webinar to listen to whenever it's convenient.