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Creekside | An Imaginary Scene in Oils


#inprogress #ontheeasel

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.

this painting is still on the easel and I’m just getting started with it. Discount applies until it is dry and ready to frame/ship. There’s a money-back guarantee if you don’t like it when I’m done (minus the service charge my credit card processor charges of 3.3% + 0.30).

Details about the Original Work

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

Available as pre-order at this time

While this painting is on the easel there is a discount. Once it’s varnished and dried, I’ll move it to theLandscapes category and remove the discount.

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This painting is still in progress. In fact, this is just the beginning – the underpainting. Once this stage dries, I’ll begin to add color and fill it out. Once I have a progress page made for it at my blog, I’ll post it here so you can watch as I make changes to it. UPDATE – here is the progress page: https://www.wildozark.com/an-imaginary-creek-side-scene/

I’ll update the photo here as it progresses, but if you like to see all of the stages it goes through, as I do it, follow me at Instagram, where I always post progress pics as I’m working on something.

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 4 x 5.5″, 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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