• Lesson: Dense Foliage

    Take a step by step mini-workshop from Lindy Cook Severns and learn to paint dense foliage in soft pastels.  Photos and text explanations take you through the thought process behind painting this dense rocky mountain forest as well as the materials and techniques the Texas landscape painter uses. 

    This digital art lesson also includes an art image of Lindy's finished pastel painting, plus the artist's reference photo for you to work from. Your downloadable painting class includes an invitation to email Lindy any questions you may encounter as you paint.


    The lesson covers painting a dense forest of aspen and fir trees lining a mountain stream, and ends before the water and foreground are added. Running water and rocks are subjects complex enough to warrant their own separate lessons.

    This Lindy Cook Severns Pastel Painting Class is formatted for viewing on your computer screen or for printing*. Return to it again and again as you gain confidence painting in soft pastels.


    * Printed images will not be as high a resolution as the original art, and depending on your printer, colors may not be as true. We suggest you also save the lesson in your computer documents to refer back to, even if you make a printed copy.


    20 images / 22 MB pdf file / No Shipping Charge for Digital Downloads




      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..