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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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Bison at Buffalo River | Namesake


Details about the Original Work Title: Namesake Size: 12 x 6″ (portrait orientation) Media: handmade watercolor, Ozark pigments Substrate: watercolor paper Pigment source: Shale, bone black, red smooth stone, sassafras leaf, Osage root bark, black sandstone (brown pigment), yellow sandstone, gray-green sandstone, Asiatic dayflower petals (long-term stable, but not a permanent pigment) Available in original, prints,…



While this critter is a bison and not a ‘buffalo’, people commonly refer to them as buffalo anyway. It is considered the namesake of the Buffalo National River in our part of this beautiful state of Arkansas (USA). This painting is a tribute to the ‘Buffalo’, the river for which the bison are a namesake, and to the First People who depended on that majestic creature.

This 12 x 16″ painting is on Arches watercolor paper. The colors, with the exception of the small area of blue sky, are all light-fast Ozark earth pigments. Click here to see the process of making this artwork from start to finish.

The painting is framed in barn wood currently, but the price listed here is not including the frame. The frame will be included free of charge if the buyer pays shipping. I will ship anywhere, but there are no refunds or guarantees for artwork shipped internationally. Domestic shipments will be insured and signature required. If this painting is purchased in person at a show or private review, the frame is included at no extra charge.



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″, 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.)


This artwork has already been sold but the owner may be open to offers. Go here to see it on the Solana blockchain at Exchange.art. My NFT artworks all start with one of my physical works. Sometimes, I enhance them digitally to offer a better virtual viewing experience with the art. Anyone who buys the physical original artwork is entitled to the NFT at no extra charge, and vice versa. If you’d like help getting set up to receive an NFT, let me know. I’m happy to help newcomers into the NFT space.

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

Weight 2 oz
Dimensions N/A

Original, Print: 5 x 7, Print: 8 x 10, Print: 12 x 16, Print 16 x 20, NFT, Notecard, Tea Towel, Notecard Set of 5, Print-Card-Towel Set