A SPLENDID RIOT OF PRICKLY PEAR

A SPLENDID RIOT OF PRICKLY PEAR

8" x 10" watercolor

on archival paper

© Lindy Cook Severns

framed under UV protective acrylic in golden oak

matted in acid-free ivory matboard

$500

When prickly pear cactus blooms in the southwest, the flowers can be so profuse, it's as if the desert isn't big enough to hold all the color. This species of prickly pear has violet pads that are as colorful as the large yellow flowers, and long spines to protect those tender, lovely pads from wildlife that enjoys dining on them.

 

At various stages of development, the flower buds can be red, orange, even magenta, so I used transparent watercolors to suggest the ephemeral nature of those colors-- tomorrow, this would be a different painting.

*outer dimensions framed (the wallspace this artwork will occupy):  17" x 20" 

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Matted in acid-free matboard, these cactus flowers will brighten any wall. The frame is wide, lightly distressed rubbed oak in golden honey tones.

Simple and elegant, the wood molding complements the transparent colors of the cactus pads that add a splash of accent color.

LINDY

COOK  SEVERNS

Big Bend Artist

Old Spanish Trail Studio

Big Bend Artist Lindy Cook Severns, a seventh generation Texan,  paints real places in the wild American west, the high desert ranch lands of Far West Texas and Big Bend country.  Lindy's paintings hang in most every state in the USA, and in collections in England, Australia, Germany and Canada.  The pastel landscape artist | oil painter is among 35 artists selected for inclusion in the definitive book TEXAS TRADITIONS, CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS OF THE LONE STAR STATE, Michael Duty and Susan Hallsten McGarry, 2010.

Featured in the national 2016 PBS documentary WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, the southwest landscape painter lives on a working ranch in the Davis Mountains near Ft Davis and Marfa with husband Jim, a stubbornly affectionate rescued terrier and a cranky African Grey parrot who passionately loves art.  Her studio sits across the road from Old Spanish Trail Gallery and Museum, where Lindy is the Artist-In-Residence.

Lindy Cook Severns  Art   |     Old Spanish Trail Studio     |    PO Box  2167    |    401 Crows Nest Road    |    Fort Davis, TX    |     79734 
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