Original Painting Gallery of Work by Madison Woods

As a new work is finished, I’ll add it to this page. If a painting hasn’t sold by the end of the week in which it is finished, it goes to the gallery in Kingston, Arkansas (Kingston Square Arts). Caption indicates availability.

Raptor paintings are my favorite to do, but I also am experimenting with other subjects as the spirit moves me. Please let me know if you enjoy these.

Signature Style and Colors

Working with my handmade paints are a joy, but I am restricted by the available colors especially if I’m trying to use only the local colors. For example, we don’t have blue or green rocks, clay, or soils. So you’ll find the palettes to be strictly earth tones. Every once in a while I’ll resort to a stone or pigment that doesn’t live here, as I did with the pelican, below. While this restriction is sometimes frustrating, it also encourages me to produce a signature body of painting through my style and color choices, no matter what the subject may be.

Original Raptor Paintings and Other Scenes or Subjects by Madison Woods

Kestrel No. 3, featuring all handmade watercolor paints made from local stone and clay sources. Panic stage navigated.
Kestrel No. 3, featuring all handmade watercolor paints made from local stone and clay sources.  8″ x 10″, $250. Sold. The painting was based on a photo by Terry Stanfill, one of our local naturalist photographers. He manages and photographs the Gentry Eagle Watch.

Here’s that one framed with a custom, handmade pecan frame:

For this pelican, I did have to resort to a couple of outside colors, although they were still my own handmade watercolors. I used lapis for the blue in his eye and French green clay to give the gray the right tint.
For this pelican, I did have to resort to a couple of outside colors, although they were still my own handmade watercolors. I used lapis for the blue in his eye and French green clay to give the gray the right tint. This painting was based on a photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

Entire painting in Nirvana, from russet sandstone. On commission at Kinston Square Arts, Kingston, AR. Can be shipped.
Entire painting palette is Nirvana, from russet sandstone. On commission at Kinston Square Arts, Kingston, AR. Can be shipped. On a watercolor postcard (4″ x 6″) $48.00. This painting had no model. It came strictly from my imagination, but it does look like a lot of little intersections I’ve seen on these backroads.


Entire painting in colors made from stones, char, and clay found at Wild Ozark. Sold.
Entire work in colors made from stones, char, and clay found at Wild Ozark. 5″ x 7″, $125. Sold. The painting was based on a photo by Terry Stanfill, one of our local naturalist photographers. He manages and photographs the Gentry Eagle Watch.