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




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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.



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..