• One White Horse original pastel

    horses on West Texas grassland near Marfa

    Original Lindy Cook Severns pastel landscape painting


    Soft pastels on archival board

    5" x 7" art

    custom framed in wide cherry wood under UV protective acrylic

    outer dimensions framed  12" x 14" x 2"




    Ranch country stretches and bends across the mountains of Far West Texas under sky so blue, you find yourself hoping for a few cottony clouds to break the brilliance. On this day, we were driving toward the Rio Grande, heading down-country from Marfa, hoping for wildflowers after recent rains.

    Several disinterested longhorns watched us pass. We came upon this small herd of horses trotting through belly-high grass, enroute to who-knows-where. One white horse stood out from the dark herd. Like the cottony clouds on the true blue sky, the white horse added balance to the monotony of long brown legs parting the grass. Did he realize his uniqueness in this herd?

    Do we?

    In a tiny painting such as this, I plan my composition carefully to provide you a visual map to follow. I want to either pull you up the fence line toward the horses, or drop you from the clouds right into the herd. Then, you too can run free in this miniature world of waving grass.


    CLICK thru the images to see this miniature landscape in its frame and hanging actual size on walls.




      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 © 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..