20" x 30" pastel

on archival sanded paper

© Lindy Cook Severns

custom, conservation framed*

under non-reflective museum glass


Bee Mountain is a Terlingua, Texas landmark.
Cracked earth walls meader along this arroyo beneath the rugged mountain at Study Butte, where early morning light paints desert and mountain in the soft colors of sherbet. This rugged draw runs outside Big Bend National Park in the wild West Texas borderlands. It's a favorite hiking area of ours in the winter, when the color changes as the sun wakes the desert, revealing small surprises -- a tiny flower, a bone, a cluster of cactus tucked into sheltered cracks in the hard packed earth.

Painting this daybreak glimpse of Bee was a challenge, because I had to constantly fight my impulse to render it less gently, as it more often appears. The transient light of dawn made it shimmer though, as if it had never be baked by desert heat, never dessicated by desert winds.

Enter this painting and feel a special moment of peace.

*framed outer dimensions:

28" x 38" x 3"  


Fort Davis, Texas


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DESERT WAKING  20" x 30" pastel © Lindy Cook Severns. Framed in ochre heavily distressed burled wood under non-reflective museum glass for 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 © 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..