While I’m at the studio I paint when there’s no one visiting or shopping my art, or other tasks to do, I spend the time painting. This past Saturday I didn’t have any reference images on hand. Usually when I paint from imagination, it’s either a cabin in the hills or woods, twisted trees, or some other fantasy scene. Well that day I wanted to do something a little bit different. I did an entire set culinary seasonings for a collection of rustic kitchen art.
So, without the herbs and veggies to look at, I went by memory. And since I couldn’t remember what these things look like in detail, they’re not very detailed nor correct in form. And of course the color is never exact because I used my Ozark pigments. It was a study in painting real objects from memory.
They make a nice set because I used a similar background of muted earthy colors on all of them. The style is similar but the shades of colors are different with each one.
The Rustic Kitchen Collection
The complete Rustic Kitchen Collection, and how it looks framed. They’re still wet right now but I’ll be uploading them to my shop in the ‘In Progress’ category in a little while. Always a discount while in that category, and a discount for buying the whole collection while it’s intact, too. There will be prints coming soon, as well. All are 5 x 7″, Ozark oil pigments.
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. In 2023 she began her journey into the world of oil painting with those same pigments. Her paintings of the Ozark-inspired scenes feature 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. Wild Ozark is also the only licensed ginseng nursery in Arkansas. Here’s the link for more information on the nursery end of life out here.
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