Wild Ozark PaleoPaints

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

Hi! I’m Madison Woods of Wild Ozark, and you’ve landed on my gallery page. Caption indicates availability or location if not in my possession. 

Handmade Watercolors, Foraged Earth Pigments

All of my work begins with foraging for pigments and making the paint. I prefer to use local pigments but collect the ‘colors of a place’ anywhere I go. If I use something other than Ozark pigments, it is noted in the captions.

What’s on the Easel

A red-shouldered hawk in progress.
To follow along as I work on this, follow me on Instagram.

Most Recently Finished

"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#.

Previously Completed

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16" x 12", handmade watercolor. Pigments from local sources: wood char, red sandstone, yellow sandstone, gray/green sandstone, creek shale, brown sandstone, sassafras leaf. Will be for sale after/during 2019 exhibits. Contact me if interested. Based on a photograph by Nicoli Gianluca (@accipiterhook at Instagram).
16″ x 12″, handmade watercolor. Pigments from local sources: wood char, red sandstone, yellow sandstone, gray/green sandstone, creek shale, brown sandstone, sassafras leaf. Contact me if interested. Based on a photograph by Nicoli Gianluca (@accipiterhook at Instagram).
Entire painting done with Wild Ozark Paleo Paints, Soul of the Ozarks, Collection no. 1.
Entire painting done with Wild Ozark Paleo Paints, Soul of the Ozarks, Collection no. 1. Sold.
For this pelican, I did have to resort to a couple of outside colors, although they were still my own handmade watercolors. I used lapis for the blue in his eye and French green clay to give the gray the right tint. This painting was based on a photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
For this pelican, I did have to resort to a couple of outside colors, although they were still my own handmade watercolors. I used lapis for the blue in his eye and French green clay to give the gray the right tint. This painting was based on a photo by Shelby Townsend, another from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and one from Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. Sold.
"Kady's Crow". 5 x 7, original not for sale. Prints and stickers are available.
“Kady’s Crow”. 5 x 7, original not for sale. Prints and stickers are available.
Entire work in colors made from stones, char, and clay found at Wild Ozark. 5" x 7", $125. 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.
Entire work in colors made from plant pigments, stones, char, and clay found at Wild Ozark. 5″ x 7″, 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.
Fox No. 1. Actual size 5.5 x 7.5". All colors, earth pigments, local to Wild Ozark. Original not for sale. Prints, stickers, note cards available.
Fox No. 1. Actual size 5.5 x 7.5″. All colors, earth pigments, local to Wild Ozark. Original not for sale. Prints, stickers, note cards available.

How to Purchase

Use the contact information below to get in touch.

Madison Woods is an author, artist, and Paleo Paint maker living
with her husband in northwest Arkansas far off the beaten path. She uses Ozark pigments to create her paintings.

Contact Info:
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @wildozark
Facebook: @wildozark

Wild Ozark PaleoPaints

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

Hi! I’m Madison Woods of Wild Ozark, and you’ve landed on my gallery page. Caption indicates availability or location if not in my possession. 

Handmade Watercolors, Foraged Earth Pigments

All of my work begins with foraging for pigments and making the paint. I prefer to use local pigments but collect the ‘colors of a place’ anywhere I go. If I use something other than Ozark pigments, it is noted in the captions.

What’s on the Easel

A red-shouldered hawk in progress.
To follow along as I work on this, follow me on Instagram.

Most Recently Finished

"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#.

Previously Completed

Click on the image to see it larger.

16" x 12", handmade watercolor. Pigments from local sources: wood char, red sandstone, yellow sandstone, gray/green sandstone, creek shale, brown sandstone, sassafras leaf. Will be for sale after/during 2019 exhibits. Contact me if interested. Based on a photograph by Nicoli Gianluca (@accipiterhook at Instagram).
16″ x 12″, handmade watercolor. Pigments from local sources: wood char, red sandstone, yellow sandstone, gray/green sandstone, creek shale, brown sandstone, sassafras leaf. Contact me if interested. Based on a photograph by Nicoli Gianluca (@accipiterhook at Instagram).
Entire painting done with Wild Ozark Paleo Paints, Soul of the Ozarks, Collection no. 1.
Entire painting done with Wild Ozark Paleo Paints, Soul of the Ozarks, Collection no. 1. Sold.
For this pelican, I did have to resort to a couple of outside colors, although they were still my own handmade watercolors. I used lapis for the blue in his eye and French green clay to give the gray the right tint. This painting was based on a photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
For this pelican, I did have to resort to a couple of outside colors, although they were still my own handmade watercolors. I used lapis for the blue in his eye and French green clay to give the gray the right tint. This painting was based on a photo by Shelby Townsend, another from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and one from Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. Sold.
"Kady's Crow". 5 x 7, original not for sale. Prints and stickers are available.
“Kady’s Crow”. 5 x 7, original not for sale. Prints and stickers are available.
Entire work in colors made from stones, char, and clay found at Wild Ozark. 5" x 7", $125. 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.
Entire work in colors made from plant pigments, stones, char, and clay found at Wild Ozark. 5″ x 7″, 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.
Fox No. 1. Actual size 5.5 x 7.5". All colors, earth pigments, local to Wild Ozark. Original not for sale. Prints, stickers, note cards available.
Fox No. 1. Actual size 5.5 x 7.5″. All colors, earth pigments, local to Wild Ozark. Original not for sale. Prints, stickers, note cards available.

How to Purchase

Use the contact information below to get in touch.

Madison Woods is an author, artist, and Paleo Paint maker living
with her husband in northwest Arkansas far off the beaten path. She uses Ozark pigments to create her paintings.

Contact Info:
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @wildozark
Facebook: @wildozark

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’.