adobe in snow, Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe
original Lindy Cook Severns southwestern landscape painting
12" x 9" pastel on archival paper
custom, conservation framed
under non-reflective museum glass*
outer dimensions of the framed artwork: 18" x 15" x 2"
Bishop's Lodge in Santa Fe is a favorite Northeastern resort, but it was once home to Archbishop Lamy, inspiration for Willa Cather's DEATH COMES TO THE ARCHBISHOP. A dusting of snow and late afternoon light emphasized the reverence of this simple high desert adobe. This small vertical landscape painting is very detailed, and the warm wash of pastel underpainting shines through to create an inner glow, like Santa Fe delights in on winter days.
I did 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.
on display at Lindy's solo exhibit
SIBLEY NATURE CENTER
July thru September 2018
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Framed Under Museum Glass
Museum Glass offers the ultimate viewing experience while protecting your original painting from the damaging UV light, moisture and smudges. In most lighting situations, this glass virtually disappears. Clean the fingerprints off with a soft rag, and your framed art will be good to go for generations to come.
*Since your Lindy Cook Severns art deserves the best, our standard framing procedure is an elite one. Whether done by a professional framer or framed in the studio, every original pastel or drawing is conservation framed. This means that no reactive surfaces nor substances touch the paper, board or canvas the art. All of Lindy's art is done on acid-free surfaces. Always. We then use acid-free tape, acid-free foam board and acid-free matboard, then seal all these archival materials into a tightly protective frame. You won't see this, but know it's there, assurance that your fine wall art will endure for centuries.