I’m super excited to announce that Petunia was chosen for the 2021 Bosque Art Classic. A heartfelt thanks to juror Tyler Crow, the youngest artists ever inducted to the Cowboy Artists of America. It’s an honor to have a painting of mine hanging alongside the many other incredible works that turn up for this show.
Now I’ll need to get Petunia framed and ready to ship.
Getting to the Bosque Art Classic
The Bosque Art Classic is in Clifton, Texas in Bosque county, an area considered an artist’s mecca. If by some stroke of crazy luck I win the top prize, I’ll definitely be going to the opening, haha, but this is one I’d love to attend regardless. I’ve been wanting to reach more toward western contemporary art because even though my subjects may not be distinctly western, the colors really resonate with the images I think of from out west.
Petunia Process Page
Go to this page if you’d like to see the process of creating Petunia. She’s painted entirely in handmade watercolors from our local Ozark pigments, as is all of my art. I’d never painted a reptile before and was curious if it would work. This is a pet my grand-daughter loved, though the model I used for the reference (my own photo) was a different dragon and not the original ‘Petunia’. The original Petunia had died and I painted a portrait for Karter in remembrance of her beloved pet.
Madison Woods is a self-taught artist who moved to the Ozarks from south Louisiana in 2005. In 2018 she began experimenting with watercolor painting, using her local pigments. She calls them Paleo Paints, and her artwork features exclusively the lightfast pigments foraged from Madison county, Arkansas. Her inspiration is nature – the beauty, and the inherent cycle of life and death, destruction and regeneration.
Her online portfolio is at www.MadisonWoods.art.
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