Wild Ozark PaleoPaints

A photo of Madison Woods, artist, author, and Paleo Paint maker.

Hi! I’m Madison Woods and you’ve landed on my gallery page.

All of my work begins with making the paint. Most of the colors you see here were created with pigments I collected from around home here in the Ozarks.  

Caption indicates availability or location if not in my possession. 

Most Recent Work

"Rhapsody", watercolors from Ozark pigments (except for the bright white). 16" x 12" on Arches 300#, NFS unless it juries into Watercolors USA 2019.
“Rhapsody”. Watercolors from Ozark pigments (except for the bright white). 16″ x 12″ on Arches 300#, NFS unless it juries into Watercolors USA 2019.

 

Original Paintings by Madison Woods
Raptors, Other Birds, Landscape, & Fantasy

Kestrel No. 3 features all handmade watercolor paints made from local (right here at Wild Ozark) stone and clay sources.  8″ x 10″, Sold. The painting was based on a photo by Terry Stanfill, one of our local naturalist photographers. He manages and photographs the Gentry Eagle Watch. Here’s that one framed for the buyer with a custom, handmade pecan frame:

 

 

Signature Style and Colors

Working with my handmade paints are a joy, but I am restricted by the available colors especially if I’m trying to use only the local colors. For example, we don’t have blue or green rocks, clay, or soils.

So for the most part, you’ll find the palettes to be strictly earth tones. Every once in a while I’ll resort to a stone or pigment that doesn’t live here, as I did with the pelican. His eye is blue, and I used lapis lazuli to make that paint in the same way the old masters used to get the blue you see in most renaissance paintings.

While this restriction is sometimes frustrating, it also encourages me to produce a signature body of painting through my style and color choices, no matter what the subject may be.

Wild Ozark PaleoPaints

A photo of Madison Woods, artist, author, and Paleo Paint maker.

Hi! I’m Madison Woods and you’ve landed on my gallery page.

All of my work begins with making the paint. Most of the colors you see here were created with pigments I collected from around home here in the Ozarks.  

Caption indicates availability or location if not in my possession. 

Most Recent Work

"Rhapsody", watercolors from Ozark pigments (except for the bright white). 16" x 12" on Arches 300#, NFS unless it juries into Watercolors USA 2019.
“Rhapsody”. Watercolors from Ozark pigments (except for the bright white). 16″ x 12″ on Arches 300#, NFS unless it juries into Watercolors USA 2019.

 

Original Paintings by Madison Woods
Raptors, Other Birds, Landscape, & Fantasy

Kestrel No. 3 features all handmade watercolor paints made from local (right here at Wild Ozark) stone and clay sources.  8″ x 10″, Sold. The painting was based on a photo by Terry Stanfill, one of our local naturalist photographers. He manages and photographs the Gentry Eagle Watch. Here’s that one framed for the buyer with a custom, handmade pecan frame:

 

 

Signature Style and Colors

Working with my handmade paints are a joy, but I am restricted by the available colors especially if I’m trying to use only the local colors. For example, we don’t have blue or green rocks, clay, or soils.

So for the most part, you’ll find the palettes to be strictly earth tones. Every once in a while I’ll resort to a stone or pigment that doesn’t live here, as I did with the pelican. His eye is blue, and I used lapis lazuli to make that paint in the same way the old masters used to get the blue you see in most renaissance paintings.

While this restriction is sometimes frustrating, it also encourages me to produce a signature body of painting through my style and color choices, no matter what the subject may be.

Contact Me

If you’d like to get in touch to ask questions, share tips or information, or just want to know when the next collection will be ready, here’s where you can find me:

email: [email protected]

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildozark

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wildozark

And if you want to see what’s already posted and available for sale, check out my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wildozark

All in all, I’m pretty easy to find anywhere on the internet if you search for ‘Wild Ozark’.