Bonny Wagoner - Artist/Illustrator
Merging watercolor and colored pencil to create magic.


By Bonny Wagoner
Weekly urban sketching outings
- we meet at the Columbia Learning Center every Thursday at 10:00am and then head out in to the surrounding areas to draw/paint for a couple hours. Bring a folding chair and your supplies if you would like to join us. All skill levels are welcome.

Please visit my [blog] to see more of my urban sketching adventures.

June/July 2016 - I will be participating in the Oregon Lavender Paint Out by the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival.

July 7 - Artist reception and Invited Collectors Preview
July 8/9th - Art show at the Chehalem Cultural Center Ballroom

Address: 415 E Sheridan St., Newberg, OR.

July 2017 - I will several entries in the Columbia County Fair in St. Helens, OR and in the Washington County Fair in Hillsboro, OR.

July 2017 - Work begins on a series of drawings of Crater Lake Lodge in southern Oregon.

When I finished a series of foundation graphite pencil drawings featuring Timberline Lodge (on Mt Hood in Oregon) my grandson asked me an innocent question, "Can I help you color those in?" His question inspired me to create a set of ink drawings for him to color. When my artist friends saw what I was doing they suggested I publish a coloring book. I have to share if I said this project was fun, it would be an understatement.

By Bonny Wagoner

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By Bonny Wagoner

I had a lot of fun working on this one, from going out to the forest to see the trilliums begin to bloom to being back to working in color after completing the Timberline coloring book.  

It's been a long, hard winter this year so signs of spring arriving are very welcome. 



12" x 16" matted and framed
Caran D'Ache colored pencil
60# Strathmore black Artagain paper

By Bonny Wagoner
11" x 20" matted and framed
Senelier Watercolor and Caran D'Ache Luminance colored pencil
140# Fabriano Artistico hot press cotton paper

I decided to draw this view because it will never look the same after this.  St Helens (Oregon) has a unique once in a lifetime opportunity to redevelop their waterfront from an industrial site to a multi-purpose area potentially revitalizing the downtown area.  With careful planning anything is possible.  It is exciting to witness.  So this is before.  An "after" image will have to wait a couple of years. 

By Bonny Wagoner
"Homeward Bound"
12" x 22"
Senelier Watercolor and Caran D'Ache Luminance colored pencil
140# Arches hot press cotton paper

Every spring we see a large group of boats fishing in the river. It seems to last just a handful of days but we know the salmon are running. I've been wanting to do a series on salmon for a long time so I decided to begin with this. Reference pictures taken at the Bonneville fish ladders. Apparently someone sits in a room off the viewing area and counts the fish as they go through.

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