11" x 14" pastel

on archival paper*

© Lindy Cook Severns

en plein air

custom, conservation framed

under non-reflective museum glass


Deep blue rain clouds are a welcome sight on high desert ranches. The broken light colors the mountains and brightens the yellow ochre and russet grasses.  This is a richly colored painting, like the landscape it came from.


I did this painting on location outside my Davis Mountains studio in Far West Texas. I wanted to capture the movement of the layered clouds over the rolling grassland before the much welcomed rain flattened them. After several years of drought in the high country, these afternoon storms building outside my studio were a welcome sight.  I had to quickly capture the light weaving through the rapidly changing cloud layers.

* framed outer dimensions

15" x 19" x 2" 

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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 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..