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New Acceptance | Regional Art Museum | RAM

My largest painting to date, Whisper, was accepted into Fort Smith’s Regional Art Museum (RAM) Annual Invitational Show. The theme is Metamorphosis. At first glance, a painting of a cow doesn’t seem to have any parallels with the theme, does it? It’s not the subject, but the medium. Whisper is 22 x 30″ and entirely …

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The Weesatche Farmstead

Weesatche, Texas | Another Farmstead Painting

I’m working on a painting for my husband’s Christmas gift. It may not be finished in time, but it won’t be too long afterwards before I’m done. It’s the house where his aunts lived in Weesatche, Texas. It was a little German settlement, with houses, businesses, and a big round gathering hall. He’s told me …

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What is NFT art?

I’ve finally listed an NFT artwork for sale. What is an NFT art, you ask? Now that I’ve been wandering around in that strange world for a little while, maybe I can try to shed some light on the whole, confusing topic. Before I get to explaining, I want to show you my first one …

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A trio of orchid prints.

Arkansas Locally Made | Avoid the Christmas Gift Crisis

With all the cargo ships moored offshore our major ports, it’s beginning to look like a Christmas gift crisis could strike major retailers. But if you’ll check out Arkansas locally made items, I bet you’ll find some things to check off some of your list. This weekend there’s a group of us getting together to …

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The nft orchid collection at Opensea.

The NFT Orchid Collection at Opensea

This is a collection of six North American Orchid drawings preserved forever on the blockchain. Some, like the Ghost Orchids, are extremely rare and endemic to a very small area. Others, like the Lady’s Tresses, are abundant. All of the works in this NFT Orchid collection were originally created using Prismacolor pencils on Arches watercolor …

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Pink Lady's Slipper orchid in pencil by Madison Woods.

Drawing a Pink Lady’s Slipper | Series of Six Orchids

From time to time I get requests for artwork that is closer to reality in color than I can get with my Ozark pigments. When that happens, I use my Prismacolor and Winsor & Newton pencils. For the next while, until I finish a series of six orchids that will illustrate an article for the …

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Possibly a cottonwood tree leaf.

Pet Lizard Portraits, Big Cow, and Cottonwood Trees

Pet Lizard Portraits are an art form I never thought I’d be doing. But I’ve done two, for two different pets and find that I really enjoy that sort of critter as a subject. There are plenty of artists doing dogs and cats for their owners, but I haven’t seen many advertising to paint/draw pet …

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Earthy Vibes | Pop-up Show in Downtown Springdale | Oct. 7

Today I’m wrapping up the preparations for tomorrow’s exhibit in Springdale Arkansas. It’s a new Art Walk kicking off, and this Thursday is the first one. The weather is forecasted to be nice, and the autumn light is in the air, so hopefully art enthusiasts will be in the mood for some earthy vibes! DetailsOctober …

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Wild Ozark now accepts Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrency

I’m happy to say that the online shopping cart here accepts Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrency. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and a couple of other coins are optional ways to pay for items in the Wild Ozark shopping cart. If your preferred coin isn’t listed, just let me know and I’ll see if I can add it as …

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Traveling With Paints | Roaming Hermit

Usually our trips away from the homestead amount to a weekly errand run. Because going ‘to town’ takes up most of the day, it feels like a cross-country journey. We’ve had and still have out of state travels this month. Next month, we’ll be back to our hermit lifestyle – but not at home. I’ll …

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Pigment foraging for the wild blue lightfast color in the Ozarks.

Pigment Foraging | Late Summer Means it’s Time for the BLUE!

I’ve been watchfully waiting for this week to begin. All summer, I’ve waited. Watching. And I was beginning to get a little worried that they might not be here this year. But this week the dayflowers bloomed and the pigment foraging began. Yesterday I left the house at nearly 0830 and it was already hot …

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Black Pigment | My Favorite Source is the Hardest

There’s a black, gritty stone that lives here at Wild Ozark and I do not know what it is. I *think* it is a form of bitumen, a very poor quality sort of coal. Whatever it is, this is the best source for black pigment that I’ve found. Previous to this discovery, charred bone was …

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