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Kings River in Winter


You can also view and purchase this painting at my Studio at 214 W. Main St, Alpena AR. Open on Saturdays from 9 – 4, or email for an appointment.

size: 16 x 20″
medium: Ozark oil pigments (except for the white)
substrate: birch cradle board

To see the progress of this painting visit the progress page at my blog.

We live down a long dirt road in Madison county, Arkansas. Every time I go to town, I pass over Kings river at multiple points. The scene in this painting is from the bridge on our dirt road. Each season brings a new look to the river, yet the scene retains the same bones. So I’m painting the same location throughout the seasons. This is the first one completed. Autumn, Summer, and Spring will be on the easel throughout the year until I get the whole year of seasonal looks recorded.

Ozark Pigments

Because I don’t have bright colors, it’s difficult to create a realistic painting. However, the earthy hues of these Ozark pigments bring a beauty all of their own to the canvas. I hope you love them as much as I do. It is an honor for me to showcase the colors of this land in my art.

A note about the colors: all of the color, except for white, is locally foraged and processed here at Wild Ozark. I use rocks for most of the color, although bone, soot, antler and charred wood may also find a way to the palette sometimes, too. There are few organic sources, like plants or fungi, that are lightfast. But I’ve found a couple that I use from time to time because they’ve proven their longevity. This painting only uses stone (inorganic) pigment sources.



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