• Summertime

    plein air thunderhead over green trees

    original Lindy Cook Severns southwestern landscape painting



    24" x 18" pastel on archival board

    custom, conservation framed*

    under non-reflective museum glass*

    approximate outer dimensions of the framed artwork : 30" x 24" x 2"





    This is the view from my Davis Mountains studio in Far West Texas one summer Sunday afternoon. I'd hiked to the studio, wanting to paint but without having a subject in mind. As I was unlocking the front door, I noticed that these clouds were twice the size they'd been five minutes earlier, and they were still bursting out of their skin.

    I dashed into the studio, grabbed my plein air easel and the largest Pastelbord I had, then quickly set up on the studio's porch. While I couldn't finish something this large and this complex in an afternoon, I did map out the shape and energy of the clouds and the shadows cast by the oak and pinion on the mountainside.. It's the most comfortable plein air painting I've ever done, because all I had to do was drag my easel in and out the front door whenever I wanted to paint!


    A featured painting at Dallas Heritage Village Museum's invitational exhibit "Following Frank Reaugh, a Celebration of Plein Air Painting"



    This original painting is currently exhibited at


    Midland, Texas


    (you may see this painting and purchase it directly from the Center should you choose to do so--OR buy it online here-- the Nature Center will still benefit the same from the sale!)

    • Framed Under Museum Glass

      Museum Glass offers the ultimate viewing experience while protecting your original painting from the damaging UV light, moisture and smudges. In most lighting situations, this glass virtually disappears. Clean the fingerprints off with a soft rag, and your framed art will be good to go for generations to come.

    • Conservation Framing

      *Since your Lindy Cook Severns art deserves the best, our standard framing procedure is an elite one. Whether done by a professional framer or framed in the studio, every original pastel or drawing is conservation framed. This means that no reactive surfaces nor substances touch the paper, board or canvas the art. All of Lindy's art is done on acid-free surfaces. Always. We then use acid-free tape, acid-free foam board and acid-free matboard, then seal all these archival materials into a tightly protective frame. You won't see this, but know it's there, assurance that your fine wall art will endure for centuries. 




    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 Crows Nest Road    |    Fort Davis, TX    |     79734 
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    All images © 2018 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..