Early Blues original pastel

Bluebonnets and winter grass

Original Lindy Cook Severns pastel landscape painting


Soft pastels on archival paper

8" x 10" art

custom framed under non-reflective museum glass*



*framed outer dimensions 14" x 16"

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I often paint nature's surprises, and this bluebonnet landscape captured my interest. The Texas Hill Country roadside had apparently joyfully decreed springtime's arrival, despite the surrounding pastures still carpeted in winter drab. The protection of a limestone outcropping sheltering a narrow, moist ditch is all this isolated ribbon of bluebonnets needed to burst into bloom well ahead of their cautious neighbors. These tall, dried grasses whipped by winter winds frame hardy wildflowers in a serendipitous gift from nature. 
This landscape is from a photo I shot from the truck while going seventy miles an hour. Not much as photographs go, but it was good enough to remind me of the delight I felt when we topped a rise and saw this unexpected color. It's one of my favorite shots of bluebonnets because it is so atypical to see them surrounded by winter browns instead of the lush green pastures and roadsides we think of as springtime in central Texas. 




    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..