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Paintings with a strong nature aesthetic, featuring foraged earth pigments and handmade paint. Original art by Madison Woods.

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Brahman Cow | Whisper


Whisper won in a first-ever tie for People’s Choice Award at the Ft. Smith Regional Art Museum’s 2022 Metamorphosis exhibit. 


This original painting is sold, but if you have a love for Brahmans and want a commission, let me know. See the latest commission here.

Details about the Original Work (SOLD)

Title: Whisper
Size: 22 x 30″ (portrait orientation)
Media: handmade watercolor, Ozark foraged bone pigments
Substrate: watercolor paper
Pigment source: bone black, bone white

Available in original, prints, notecards.

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Whisper is a Brahman cow. She is painted entirely in pigments made from bone foraged from our land here in the Ozarks. I ashed and charred the bones in our woodstove, then made watercolor paint from the powders.

This 22 x 30″ painting is on heavy Arches watercolor paper. The colors are all from bone pigments that I foraged and processed myself. Click here to see the process of making this artwork from start to finish.

Here’s a closeup of her head and floppy ears:

Love the floppy ears on a Brahman cows.


Whisper, with me as a size reference.


All of my prints are processed in house with a professional giclée art printer using archival inks. The paper is archival watercolor paper for high quality prints. 


Notecards are 4 x 5.5″ or 5 x 7″, blank inside, and printed on the same professional printer as my prints. Each are packaged in a clear bag with an envelope and the insert that tells the story of how I began my watercolor journey with Ozark pigments. All of my artwork is available on notecards, and you can mix and match to order a set of 5 for a discount. Sets are not individually packaged, but are attractively presented together in a box. Click here to find out more about notecard sets. (Will link when listing is live. in the meantime, email me at madison@wildozark.com to order a set. I’ll invoice you.)

More Info

All of my paintings begin with foraging for rocks, bones, clay, or other pigment sources. If you’d like to read a little more about my life of foraging for rocks, read this post: She Delivers in Spades. If you’d like to see how the paints are actually made, read this post: Making Smooth Paint from Rock Dust.

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Contact Me:

email: madison@wildozark.com
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Additional information

Weight 2 oz
Dimensions N/A

Original, Print: 5 x 7, Print: 8 x 10, Print: 12 x 16, Print 16 x 20, 4 x 5.5" Notecard, 5 x 7" Notecard