Colors of the West: En Plein Air

Colors of the West: En Plein Air

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.

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

Join us Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., 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 she teaches for creating successful watercolor paintings en plein air, a French term meaning literally “in the open air.”

  • In this presentation, Molly will: 

    • Discuss outdoor paint pallets 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 you can do outdoors—whether you regularly go into the backcountry or just want to learn how to sketch and paint the natural beauty present in the park down the street

Steeped in the natural world, Molly Hashimoto 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 – 8 p.m.

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