My Original Paintings using Handmade Watercolors

As a new work is finished, I’ll add it to this page. Caption indicates availability or location if not in my possession.

Here’s the latest painting. I’ll move this one down the page with the others  as I get a new one to post in this spot:

A rather masculine looking tree, wouldn't you say? Colors used in this painting include Purple Heavies, Whole Purple, Whole Yellow, Char, and I used a rub of Whole Yellow and Purple Heavies for the background before starting the painting.
A rather masculine looking tree, wouldn’t you say? Colors used in this painting include Purple Heavies, Whole Purple, Whole Yellow, Char, and I used a rub of Whole Yellow and Purple Heavies for the background before starting the painting. It is for sale, but may be enrolled in an exhibit through April 2019.  8 x 10 (actual is 7.75 x 9.75″)

 

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 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, below. 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.

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

Fox No. 1. Actual size 5.5 x 7.5". All colors 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 local to Wild Ozark. Original not for sale. Prints, stickers, note cards available.
"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 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.

Kestrel No. 3 features all handmade watercolor paints made from local (right here at Wild Ozark) stone and clay sources.  8″ x 10″, $250 (not including frame and mat). 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:

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 from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
 Entire painting palette is Nirvana, from russet sandstone. On commission at Kinston Square Arts, Kingston, AR. Can be shipped. On a watercolor postcard (4" x 6") $48.00. This painting had no model. It came strictly from my imagination, but it does look like a lot of little intersections I've seen on these backroads. 

Entire painting palette is Nirvana, from russet sandstone. On commission at Kinston Square Arts, Kingston, AR. Can be shipped. On a watercolor postcard (4″ x 6″) $48.00. This painting had no model. It came strictly from my imagination, but it does look like a lot of little intersections I’ve seen on these backroads.

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 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.