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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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Twisted Tree No. 001 | In a Sea of Swirling Air | Mermaid


Details about the Original Work Title: In a Sea of Swirling Wind (Twisted Tree No. 001 | Mermaid) Size: 5 x 7″ Media: handmade watercolor Substrate: watercolor paper, mounted on birch Pigment source: green siltstone Available in original, 5 x 7″ prints, notecards, and NFT. Scroll down for more details.


In a Sea of Swirling Air

Gloria drops her leaves

litter like silk puddles

around her on the ground

She’s nearly nude now


The wind rolls in like waves

breakers on hilltops

It spills, crashes into the valley

I feel like  a mermaid

In a sea of swirling air

My inspiration for this piece was the wind during autumn here in the Wild Ozark holler. You can hear the wind coming from a long ways away. The volume builds as it approaches, crests the top of the hill, and then it whooshes through the trees as it flows into the valley. When this happens, it stirs the leaves all around and they swirl.

This 5 x 7″ painting is on watercolor paper which has been permanently mounted onto a birch cradleboard. It is varnished for UV/environmental protection and framed without glass, with a sample of the pigment rock attached to the frame.

The Mermaid painting, framed.



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. This one is only available as a 5 x 7″ print, as that is the size of the original.


Notecards are 4 x 5.5″, blank inside, and printed on the same quality paper 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.)


This artwork is available as an NFT on the Solana platform at Exchange.art. For my NFT artworks, they all start with one of my original paintings. Anyone who buys the physical original artwork is entitled to the NFT at no extra charge. If this NFT sells for at least 1.5 sol, the buyer is entitled to the original physical piece. If you’d like help getting set up to receive this NFT, let me know. I’m happy to help newcomers into the NFT space.

Go here to see the NFT at Exchange.art


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. Follow the blog if you’d like to get the latest posts in your email inbox. And sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to enter the monthly drawing for a free 5 x 7″ print, hear about whatever I’ve been up to, and plan to see exhibits and shows.

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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, NFT, Notecard, Tea Towel, Notecard Set of 5, Print-Card-Towel Set