18" x 14" oil

on archival Gessobord

©Lindy Cook Severns

custom framed


Weathered wooden fenceposts are slowing disappearing from ranch country, replaced by sturdy but character-less metal poles. When I encounter old posts with barbed wire still attached, I think of the cowboy whose hands must have once ached from stringing that wire so tight, it still stands. We found this obsolete section of fence carefully wired open, perhaps to be sure to let in the distant rain shower moving in.

Framed in burled wood to echo the character of these old fenceposts and take you into the West.

*framed outer dimensions: 24" x 20" x 2"

scroll to see Lindy's artwork framed  and hanging on various walls


Marathon, Texas


OPEN FOR RAIN is elegantly custom framed in burled wood that echoes the color and texture of the old wooden fenceposts on this Pinto Canyon borderlands ranch. 

Below, you can see this original oil painting on a sample wall to get a feel for its size. A frame should set the landscape painting off, almost as if you're looking through a window at the scene outside the room. The azure wall gives the delightful impression of open sky, but this oil could just as easily hang on a white wall in a contemporary setting. 

African Grey Parrot in front of a desert landscape painting

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(she doesn't bite)



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..