18" x 38" pastel*
on archival sanded paper
© Lindy Cook Severns
custom, conservation framed
under non-reflective museum glass
Texas sage blooms backdropped by the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park. This painting was inspired by an October sunrise as we drove into the park from Marathon, Texas on my birthday. The lilac and violet and fuchsia flowers, blossoming like crazy in one isolated spot in the desert were gift enough, but then, the sun began illuminating the mountains and WOW. I jumped out of the truck and wound my way through the forest of fragrant sagebrush, snapping pictures wildly as the sun crept up.
I know I'm not supposed to apologize for bad photography, but in this case, no photos have done justice to the mystical light that shines out of this blue on blue on blue painting.
This is one of my favs, and I worked hard to layer the different shades of blue until the painting captured the luminous quality of the Chisos at dawn.
* framed outer dimensions:
24" x 44" x 2"
Fort Davis, Texas
about acquiring this original pastel landscape painting
Read GHOSTLY ENCHANTMENTS Lindy's Big Bend Artist blog about DAWN BLOOM
IDAWN BLOOM 18" x 38" pastel © Lindy Cook Severns is framed in an elegant pewter molding. The frame detail picks up not only the color highlights, but also the texture of the foliage in the foreground. Museum glass assures generations of viewing pleasure.