6" x 4" plein air pastel

on archival paper

© Lindy Cook Severns

framed in carved gold

under acrylic*


Century plants, agave of the Chihuahuan Desert, delight me when they finally send up the thick stalk that hold their blossoms. Not many features of the desert reach skyward, so for a painter, agave blooms are a compositional gift. But in this small painting, it was the backdrop of sky that orchestrated my composition.


As I painted, I imagined the sky and the yellow blooms as dancing partners, waltzing across the high desert. Painting on location, en plein air helps connect me with nature and lends freshness and energy to a painting such as this miniature.

* outer dimensions framed

9" x 7" x 1"


Fort Davis, Texas


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"Century Bloom" is framed in carved gold wood molding that echoes the texture of the flower blossoms



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 Crow's Nest Road    |    Fort Davis, TX    |     79734 
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All images © 2019 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..