Bonny Wagoner - Artist/Illustrator
creating magic with watercolor and colored pencil

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Timberline: An Expression of Hope and Purpose

This book started with an innocent question from my grandson, "Can I help you color those in?" I was beginning a series of drawings capturing Timberline Lodge.The foundation drawings are very similar to a coloring book so I thought it would be easy enough to set him up with his own coloring pages to work on. When I showed my artist friends what I was working on they suggested I actually publish a coloring book. Here it is. By Bonny Wagoner I stood in stairwells for hours upon hours drawing. I sketched in the main areas inside and out. I took hundreds of reference pictures to make sure I got the details right. I joined a coloring meetup in Portland to get feedback on the project - thank you colorers at the Sunnyside Library. My rough drafts were graphite sketches on paper. The final pen and ink drawings were done on Duralar film, then scanned to digitize the images to prepare them for print.

Timberline by Bonny Wagoner

To get the project off the ground I created a Kickstarter campaign. Thank you so much to the supporters who made it possible:

Pam Belcher
Dana Belisle
Carol Cookson
Patty Kadel
Thuy Nguyen
Dee Wagoner
Meg Wagoner
Ric Wagoner

The coloring book is available at:

  • Timberline Lodge Gift Shop on Mt Hood
  • W'East Lodge on Mt Hood
  • Timberline Store at the Portland International Airport, Terminal D
  • Fibers and Stitches, St. Helens, Oregon
  • Tea Time, St. Helens, Oregon

To say this project was fun for me would be an understatement. Now that it is done I've been asked what is my next project. Click here to see the next fun project.


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Contact: bonnywagoner at msn dot com (written out because of the pesky autobots out there)