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.
Show Preview Online
You can see all of the show at this page from the Bosque Art Center’s website: https://www.bosqueartscenter.org/Gallery.aspx. The categories are on the left hand panel (if you’re on a computer). If you’re able to go to the physical show, I’d be delighted if you can send me some photos of Petunia hanging on the wall!
Getting to the Bosque Art Classic
The Bosque Art Classic is in Clifton, Texas in Bosque county, an area considered an artist’s mecca. 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. In 2023 she began her journey into the world of oil painting with those same pigments. Her paintings of the Ozark-inspired scenes feature 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. Wild Ozark is also the only licensed ginseng nursery in Arkansas. Here’s the link for more information on the nursery end of life out here.
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4 thoughts on “New Exhibit Acceptance | 2021 Bosque Art Classic”
Congratulations, proud of you and little Petunia!
Thanks! I’m pretty tickled.
Tooooooo exciting. Sounds like a perfect traveling opportunity to strut your stuff.
Thanks, Nancy! I would love to use this opportunity, but there’s a lot going on right during that timespan that’s going to make it hard to pull off. If I miraculously won the top award, I’d have to find a way to get there, as the recipient is required to be there. But otherwise it’s not looking easy to do, as we may actually be traveling in the opposite direction at that time!