© Lindy Cook Severns

12" x 12" oil

 on archival Gessobord

self-framed in a 1" wooden cradle backing

the painting continues around the back edges

(see image below)



available as a print or card

Rosy cholla blooms nest in a tangle of tall cactus branches and spines to decorate the high desert of Far West Texas.

This tall cholla cactus has grown on the ranch so many years, it's spiny branches are twisted and tangled around themselves in a puzzle of thorns. When it blooms, though, it becomes a splendid addition to the high desert mountains we live in outside Fort Davis, Texas. 

This original painting is cradled on the back with wood, and the painting continues around back on all four sides. That presentation allows you to either put it in a conventional frame or, to hang it as it is. It will also stand on its own on a shelf or table. See the image below. It's a nifty alternative to conventional framing that works well for small oil paintings like this one.


Fort Davis, Texas

This original oil painting is on an archival Gessobord. The board is cradled on all sides in a wooden backing for support. While it can be placed in a traditional frame, the painting wraps around all four sides making an interesting and attractive presentation that is especially appropriate to a table easel or bookshelf display. Nifty.



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, 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 England, Australia, Germany and Canada. The pastel landscape painter | 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 is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Arts & Sciences of Texas Tech University.

Lindy Cook Severns  Art   |     Old Spanish Trail Studio     |    PO Box  2167    |    401 Crow's Nest Road    |    Fort Davis, TX    |     79734 
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All images © 2020 by Lindy Cook Severns.        Lindy's artwork has been formatted for online viewing, and sharing these low resolution images on social media  is permitted,  Written permission is required for commercial use of any images..