ILLUMINATING the DESERT
ILLUMINATING THE DESERT
© Lindy Cook Severns
4" x 6" pastel miniature
on archival paper
under museum glass
A late afternoon storm near Cibolo Creek Ranch outside Marfa, Texas lights the desert mountains in this tiny skyscape.
One of the joys of painting the high desert of Far West Texas is that the unpolluted skies cast remarkably irregular and unexpected shadows across the mountains. No two days ever look the same. On this afternoon, mountain ranchland turned mystical under the cloud-embedded turquoise sky near Cibolo Creek Ranch.
Cloud-to-ground lightning flashed ( I love adding bolts of lightning to a stormy-skied painting!) and the mountains gleamed as if they had lights inside them. This is a tiny but complex cloudscape rich in color. (Who says the desert is drab!)
Old Spanish Trail Studio
Fort Davis, Texas
This painting will be showing at
Gallery on the Square, Holland Street in Alpine, Texas
for the 2019 Big Bend Arts Council Membership Show
December 4- January 5
Framed in a dark walnut wood molding softly brushed with gold, this original pastel skyscape has outer dimensions of 6" x 8", making it appropriate for hanging or for display on a table easel or bookshelf. This desert pastel is protected by non-reflective museum glass, which offers the ultimate viewing experience.
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