DAYBREAK ACROSS the TOP of TEXAS
DAYBREAK ACROSS THE TOP OF TEXAS
14" x 17" pastel
on archival sanded paper
©Lindy Cook Severns
custom, conservation framed*
under non-reflective museum glass
Far West Texas enjoys the most amazingly colorful sunrises. This is the view one dawn as we hiked Brown Mountain, the Davis Mountains peak we call "home". From this rocky outcropping, you can see sixty miles or more in every direction. I always feel like I'm standing on the tip-top of Texas.
Sunrise is fleeting, so I created this vivid pastel painting in my studio. Several photo references helped me replicate the colors of that morning hike. No artistic license used--I'm not sure I would've been bold enough a painter to make these colors up!
The Davis Mountains, the vantage point in this painting, are volcanic in origin, so I like to paint an inner glow into the rocks by doing a warm underpainting that makes the finished painting glow, too.
* framed outer dimensions
18" x 21" x 2"
Fort Davis, Texas
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