• A Splendid Riot of Prickly Pear original watercolor

    cactus flowers

    original 8" x 10" watercolor

    Texas artist Lindy Cook Severns 


    on acid-free paper

    matted in an acid-free ivory matboard

    framed under UV protective acrylic in warm oak molding

    17" x 20" Framed Outer Dimensions (the space it will occupy on your wall)

    click the dots by the image to see this framed painting hanging actual size on a sample wall





    When prickly pear cactus blooms in the southwest, the flowers can be so profuse, it's as if the desert isn't big enough to hold all the color. This species of prickly pear has violet pads that are as colorful as the large yellow flowers, and long spines to protect those tender, lovely pads from wildlife that enjoys dining on them. At various stages of development, the flower buds can be red, orange, even magenta, so I used transparent watercolors to suggest the ephemeral nature of those colors-- tomorrow, this would be a different painting.




      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 © 2019 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..