12" x 9" pastel
on archival paper
©Lindy Cook Severns
custom, conservation framed*
under non-reflective museum glass
Bishop's Lodge in Santa Fe is a favorite Northeastern resort, but it was once home to Archbishop Lamy, inspiration for Willa Cather's novel DEATH COMES TO THE ARCHBISHOP.
On this November day, a dusting of snow and late afternoon light emphasized the reverence of this simple, historic high desert adobe.
This small vertical landscape painting is extremely detailed. The warm wash of pastel underpainting shines through to create an inner glow, typical of Santa Fe in winter.
I painted this pastel in Santa Fe, with my easel set up on the kitchen table of our RV. Not the way I usually paint, but I wanted to capture this while I still felt the magic of place.
Back in my studio, with good light and all my paints, I detailed and tweaked it, but the essence was done with snow falling outside the window of our temporary homesite in New Mexico.
*framed outer dimensions:
18" x 15" x 2"
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Fort Davis, Texas
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DIVINE LIGHT 12" x 9" pastel © Lindy Cook Severns is custom framed in a heavy distressed molding with russet tones that accent the adobe. Museum glass will protect this original painting for generations of viewing enjoyment. It's a Wow!