Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winter Solstice

I walked outside and had a wow moment at sunrise on the Winter Solstice. The sun is at it's lowest creating a surreal dark drama.  The river was smooth as glass so the reflections from the trees across the river were visible in the water.

(Click on the image to view it larger.)

17" x 6" unmatted.
24" x 12" matted and framed.
Arches 140# hot press cotton paper using archival quality colored pencils.
Location: Columbia City, Oregon looking to the Washington side of the Columbia River.

The original is available for purchase.
Drop me a note: bonnywagoner at msn.com.

This piece was created using 100% colored pencil in order for it to meet the requirements for the 2015 CPSA International show.  I don't know whether or not I will enter this piece in that show but I decided to adjust my techniques to give me that option.  For the underlayment I created a pallet grinding water soluble pencils, then wetted the pigment to paint the foundation that is under the drawing.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The House of Beauty

"The House of Beauty"
8" x 11" (without mat)
140# Arches hot press cotton rag paper

This is an unusual play of warm greys and cool greys to create the illusion of distance and depth with a touch of color in the background to set up a subtle yet unmistakable visual drama in the composition.    

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Why I like working with detail

It's like meditating.  

Creating the tapestry of detail is good for the heart and soul. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Solo Show at the Columbia County Courthouse

A shot of my work currently on exhibit at the Gallery at the Columbia County Courthouse up through the end of the month. We don't often see images from our area. The pieces on the far left are of the Columbia River just down the river a bit.