• ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAMPAGNE original pastel painting

    waterfall over red rock cliffs

    Original Lindy Cook Severns pastel landscape study



    Soft pastels on archival Pastelbord

    12" x 16" art

    framed under UV protective acrylic*

    outer dimensions framed: 16" x 20" x 1"





    North Clear Creek Falls in Southern Colorado


    Walking in the crisp mountain air of early morning, hearing water rushing off this cliff at North Clear Creek Falls in Southern Colorado reminded me of sipping champagne, and in the west, water is more valued than even the best bottle of bubbly. The rocks intrigued me, but it was the unexpected torrent of water that begged me to paint this Rocky Mountain landscape.


    I did most of this painting in my studio, from photo references, then completed it in a pastel painting workshop to show my students how I use warm and cool colors to create interesting plays of light and shadow in rocks such as these. The toothy pastelbord surface allowed me to paint layers of color in the rocks. Layering color upon color makes for a much more interesting pastel painting than using gray for rock color would, and turns this pastel study into a more polished painting.


    • Framed Under Museum Acrylic

      Shatter-resistant UV-protective fine art acrylic glazing protects your art from wicked environmental ravages. Acrylic glazing is lighter and significantly more economical than museum glass. While it doesn't eliminate glare and reflection like museum glass will, we often use acrylic on miniatures and smaller originals where reflectivity isn't an issue. It's relative affordability and light weight makes it a worthy consideration for using on large framed prints.  Acrylic is also a safe choice for wall art that will be shipped. (We use special museum shipping boxes and thus, we don't worry much about shipping under glass, but still...)


      Clean your fine art acrylic glazing with any non-ammonia cleaner sprayed on a microfiber cloth. (Never spray wall art directly -- might leak in and damage your precious artwork!)




    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..