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.
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.
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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Here’s a few of the posts on the website about the work I’m doing with pigments and nature art:
Earth Pigments and Hand-Made Watercolors
In the summer of 2018 I began making watercolor paints from the rocks, clay, and other resources of our land here in the Ozarks. My artwork is made exclusively with these paints. I call them Wild Ozark Paleo Paints, because they’re made in a way very close to the same way paints were made when man first put a hand-print on the wall of a cave. My specialty is painting nature, specifically the nature that surrounds me here in the remote hills of northwest Arkansas.
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