SHADES OF LILAC original drawing

purple wildflower stems

original Lindy Cook Severns graphite drawing


10" x 8" colored pencil drawing on acid-free paper



matted in acid-free ivory matboard to fit a readymade 14" x 11" frame

We include an acid-free foam board backing so that this wildflower is ready to mount in a frame and hang on your wall. No watering required!





When you find silver-leafed nightshade in your garden, it's an ugly weed. When you find it growing out of rock, waving fragile lilac flowers on a high desert mountainside, it  is absolutely beautiful.


Layering and burnishing colors gives this drawing depth and transparency that makes it glow.

I like to draw wildflowers in colored pencils because they allow me to render detail, life-sized and smaller, while still using rich color. I draw very lightly, then gradually add light layers of color, which I burnish (rub) to produce a complex pattern of different hues. By using several colors to produce just one, I allow your eyes to interact with my drawing by intuitively blending all the colors you see.​​​​​​​ Much more fun than me telling you what color something is.

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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..