Nature is a savage muse. I'm Madison Woods, and I forage the rocks and make watercolor paintings from Her wild Ozark pigments.
Paleo Paints | Wild-Crafted Handmade Watercolors
Artist quality wild-crafted handmade watercolors made from rocks, clay, or herbs and other natural sources. I call them Paleo Paints because this is the way paint was made long ago. The primitive drawings in caves used pigments created in the same way as I am creating them today- by smashing and grinding rocks, clay, and herbs. Whereas the ancient ones simply mixed their pigment with water or animal fats, I am using a still quite old recipe of gum Arabic and honey to bind the color.
All of the colors I use in my own paintings are created from natural materials sourced right here in the Ozarks, unless I specify otherwise in the painting description.
When I make paints for myself to use, I sometimes have enough to sell some of it. When I have paints ready to sell, I’ll post them here at my Wild Ozark shop (if nothing shows up in the space below this post, there are none available online at the moment). They’re also sometimes available at the Kingston Square Arts gallery in Kingston, Arkansas.
I generally don’t use plastic pans to dispense the paints. We have a lot of native clay, and there is commercial pottery clay available from Missouri. For inexpensive tray solutions, I use the clay and fire it in the woodstove. I also use other natural settings to dispense the paint.
Here’s an example of my driftwood palettes:
Any paints for sale will be displayed in the section below. Thank you for browsing and reading about Wild Ozark Paleo Paints! Feel free to email me if you have questions. My contact info is linked to in the menu.