Colors

This is my catalog of colors – rocks full of color, pigments I’ve milled, experiments with different earth or plant pigments, paints I’m making or have made or want to make in the future.

Cromwell’s Sunrise

Cromwell’s Sunrise is a warm golden yellow Wild Ozark Paleo Paint made from a stone of northwest Arkansas. This color began with a rock gifted to me by another northwest Arkansas artist. He saw it while out hiking and thought I might like to try making a paint from it. The Swatch I don’t have …

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Making black paint from wood char.

Black. The Messiest Color Start to Finish.

Sometimes I’m overzealous with the black. More honestly put, I am almost always too generous with the black. I put more on than I need and so end up taking a lot of it right back off. Why I love Black And that highlights one of the great things about my black handmade watercolor paint. …

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Collection No. 5, Soul of the Ozarks Series

Collection No. 5 is SOLD OUT. Collection No. 5 Instead of nine fabulous shades, this one has four. Collection No. 5 has ‘Ancient White’, which is not included in the previous collection, although it is included in the Collection No. 3. Four colors are more than enough to make incredible art, though.  A smaller set …

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Madison’s Twisted Trees & Twisted Tree Swatches

When I make a new paint, I like to try it out on something in a monochrome painting. So I started making Twisted Tree Swatches. It was so much fun to create these twisted trees that I began a series. The first and second ones are done, and I’m sure there will be many more …

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Collection No. 4 of the Soul of the Ozarks series of Wild Ozark Paleo Paints

“Soul of the Ozarks” Collection No. 4 – Wild Ozark Paleo Paints

Introducing the latest collection in my Soul of the Ozark series of handmade watercolors: Collection No. 4 … SOLD OUT. Whole Purple Sandstone (textured) All of the ‘purple’ colors I’m making are sourced from a single large rock that I found on our county road after the grader passed over it with his blades. It …

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Deep red leaves of the black gum at the end of summer.

Red leaves of black gum (Nyssa sylvatica)

Black gum leaves begin turning deep red near the end of summer, sometimes long before any other leaves are starting to think of autumn. This color is made from the late summer red leaves of black gum (also called black tupelo). It’s a tree native to the Ozarks and one of the few light-fast sources …

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