All of my work begins with foraging for pigments so I can make my paint. I first started out making watercolor paints, but have recently (as of Sept. 2022) began making oil paints. The oil captures the rich tones so much better and I’m excited to embark upon the journey to build a relationship with this medium. Earth tone paintings of nature, made from nature- Literally! Browse through my signature work in limited palettes by clicking on the gallery pages listed below.
Portfolio of Annual Galleries
Here’s where you can find all of my artwork organized by the year completed. If you see something you’re interested in (original, prints, etc.) let me know. I try to mark sold items as they are sold, but in most cases, giclée prints are available.
What’s on (or fresh off of) the Easel
Fresh off the easel and drying now.
Earth tones from the Ozarks
You’ll find all of my painting works feature 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!
In order to adjust the values of my colors with oils, I do purchase white oil paint. In watercolor this isn’t necessary, but I have found it nearly impossible to make a decent painting with the oils without lightening the values of these rich, earthy Ozark pigments. There is no naturally occurring pigment here in the Ozarks (that I’ve found yet) that will work in place of white.
From time to time I use my Prismacolor pencils to create works in brighter colors. Usually this is for a publication that requires it.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originals and Prints for sale
If you’re in the northwest Arkansas region, I’m always happy to bring original art by appointment for viewing in person. No obligation. My contact information is below.
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.