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Pacific Northwest Palette

Mix a rich and varied range of greens and more with our collaboration with artist Molly Hashimoto
  • Eight Daniel Smith colors: Hansa Yellow Medium, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Carbazole Violet, Phthalo Blue (Red Shade), Fuchsite, Perylene Green, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Yellow Ochre.
  • 1 Double Pan for additional mixing or colors.
  • Measures 2 3/16" by 1 3/4" x 1/4" (~55mm x 45mm x 7mm) when closed.
  • Rust-proof hinged aluminum case.
  • Highly corrosion-resistant stainless steel watercolor pans.
  • Includes a reusable cloth drawstring logo pouch.


Watercolor painting of a meadow on the Oregon coast by artist Molly Hashimoto.

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!

Color swatches for the Pacific Northwest Palette.

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.

Watercolor painting of a trillium by artist Molly Hashimoto.

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.

Watercolor painting of a sitka spruce by artist Molly Hashimoto. 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.

Cover image of the book *Colors of the West* by artist Molly Hashimoto.

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.