© 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

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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.

Here's an example of this Lindy Cook Severns original looks when hanging actual size on a wall. Its small size makes it perfect for an intimate space or in a bookshelf or wall art grouping.



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, 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 England, Australia, Germany and Canada. The pastel landscape painter | 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 is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Arts & Sciences of Texas Tech University.

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..