Earth Tone Paintings by Madison Woods

Hi! I’m Madison Woods of Wild Ozark, and you’ve landed on my studio page. I hope you enjoy these earth tone paintings. Browse around and make yourself at home! Just email me if you have any questions ([email protected]). Or comment on a page.

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About my Work

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

What's on the easel at Wild Ozark. Works in progress by Madison Woods.
This one is just finished. It’s at the art shop being scanned. Let me know if you’d like a print or are interested in the original! All Ozark pigments. 16″ x 20″ on 300# Fabriano.

Gallery of Paintings, earth tones from the Ozarks

2019 Gallery

You’ll find all of my work features earth tone colors. I use mostly pigments found right here at Wild Ozark. Most of them came from around the creek sides or along the driveway. Our property is 160 acres deep in the heart of the Ozarks of northwest Arkansas. We have a surprisingly large range of natural pigments!

If you see any paintings here you like, just email me about them if there is no link to a listing or you’d rather skip the hassle of trying to find out whether it’s for sale or not. I can have prints made of any of them. Not all of the originals are available. My email address is [email protected].

The three latest works added to the portfolio:

Details and more paintings in the 2019 Gallery. Click the button below to see them.

2018 Gallery

I began making my paints at the end of June 2018. In July, while visiting my husband in Doha, Qatar, I painted my first painting– not only the first one using handmade paints from local pigments, but the first painting ever.


Prints, note cards, and other formats for my art will eventually be available online through Wild Ozark’s online shop. You can also find my work at Kingston Square Arts in Kingston, Arkansas and at War Eagle Gallery, at the War Eagle Mill in Clifty, Arkansas.

Framed Originals

My default frame choice is old barnwood frames with a double mat. If you order a framed original, this is what I’ll use unless you specify a different sort of frame (additional charges may apply).

Most of the art is sold unframed and ships flat. I never send them rolled in tubes unless you request it and only if it’s a print. Originals cannot be rolled.

If a work is being offered framed, it will say so in the description, and photos will show the framing, as these do below.

"Little Rascal". Original for sale at War Eagle Mill. $250
“Little Rascal”. Original for sale at War Eagle Mill. $250. All Ozark pigments. Framed, with raw pigment samples.
"Old Man". $375, framed, with raw pigment samples. email: for more information.
“Old Man”. $375, framed, with raw pigment samples. At Kingston Square Arts gallery, in Kingston, Arkansas.

How to Purchase

Wild Ozark

In Galleries:
Kingston Square Arts (Kingston, Arkansas)
War Eagle Mill (second floor, Clifty/Rogers, Arkansas)

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

About the Paleo Paints – Paint made from rocks

This is a menu page for the various topics on this site and at the main site (Wild Ozark) about Wild Ozark Paleo Paints, paints made from rocks, clay, and other natural sources.

What Are Paleo Paints?

Ozark Birds of Prey

How To Make Paints from Earth Pigments

Workshops on paint-making

Colors I’ve Made and Experiments I’ve Done

Paintings I’ve Made with my Paleo Paints

About Madison Woods

If you have any questions, feel free to email me ([email protected]). Your question might be something that would make a good blog post topic 🙂 If you are a paint-maker and would like to be interviewed and featured here, email me about that too!

Wild Ozark is the home of Paleo Paints- paints made from rocks, clay, and other natural sources.

Madison Woods is an author, artist, and Paleo Paint maker living
with her husband in northwest Arkansas far off the beaten path. She uses paint made from rocks, and mostly 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]



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

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


This is where I’ll post about my various pigment experiments, finished colors, and sets for sale.

Birds of Prey and Other Finished Works

You can find out more about the Birds of Prey project by clicking here. The images below are arranged in random order, so use the links at the top of the page to visit the annual gallery pages to see my work in chronological order. It’s also the best way to make sure you’ve seen …

Pottery Shard

A few weeks ago during my morning walk, I found an old pottery shard. So I put it in my pocket and finished my walk. It looked like it might make a nice paint, but I debated over whether or not to crush it. The shard, or sherd, as the term is known in archaeological …