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Local Earth Pigments & Watercolors | Paleo Paints

I turn rocks and clay into color-drenched, earth pigments for handmade watercolors. They’re called Paleo Paints. The process I use to get the pigment is similar to how it was done from the first time a human slapped a painted handprint on the wall of a cave.

Watercolor painting of a northern goshawk by Madison Woods
One of my paintings, using Wild Ozark Paleo Paints. “Rhapsody”, 16″ x 12″. Click to see it larger.

My watercolor paintings made from our local earth pigments are, naturally, earthy. The subjects I paint are drawn from the nature around me here at Wild Ozark. You can find my earthy paintings listed in my online shop, or see at exhibits. At this moment there are five paintings in three states. The exhibits are temporary and will be different.

Click this link to see what is on exhibit and where at any given time.

All of my paints and palettes are small-batch produced and will always be available in very limited quantities.

Paleo Paint made from my local stones, clay, or herbs are arranged into palette collections called “Soul of the Ozarks”. When I use earth pigments from other places, I’ll note that in the product descriptions.

I use my local earth pigments in my watercolor nature art, and to add color to my native clay sculptures.

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The Soul of the Ozarks resides in Her Rocks.

Here’s a few of the posts on the website about the work I’m doing with pigments and nature art:

The Making of the Colors

My Online Gallery

How to Make Handmade Watercolors

Making My Own Watercolors

The Color of a Plant

About Wild Ozark

Earth Pigments and Hand-Made Watercolors

Author/Artist Info
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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Photo of Madison Woods, artist and Paleo Paint maker, and her social media contact information.
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