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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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Creekside with Sycamores | An Imaginary Scene in Oils


River cane arching over the creek from the opposite shore, sycamore trees on the nearside. A path for nature-lovers and wildlife meanders over the roots. Shown in Frame, ships unframed free to US addresses, unless frame requested. Additional shipping applies when shipped with frame.  


Details about the Original Work

Title: Creekside with Sycamores
Size: 8 x 10″ (portrait orientation)
Media: handmade oils, Ozark foraged pigments + titanium
Substrate: canvas
Pigment source: shale, sandstone, magnetite, indigo, thyme, and titanium


Would you like to see how it looked from start to finish? Here is the progress page: https://www.wildozark.com/an-imaginary-creek-side-scene/

Pigment sources


Brown sandstone, russet sandstone, yellow sandstone, red sandstone, green sandstone, shale, and magnetite. Titanium white (outsourced).

Lightfast Plants

Indigo, thyme (these plants are lightfast and stable, but won’t last as long as the earth pigments do. It’s possible they will retain their original colors for at least 100 years, though, especially if kept out of direct sunlight).

Reference Image Credits

There is no reference for this one, it’s all from my imagination.

Prints Availability

There will be prints. 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. Available once painting is finished drying.


Notecards are 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.)


No NFT at this time, but it may be minted in the future.

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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Additional information


Original, notecard, print-5×7, print- 9 x 12, print 11 x 14

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