THE GOOD LIFE hand-repainted print 5x7
longhorn rests in tall grass
pastel landscape painting
artist Lindy Cook Severns
THE GOOD LIFE
unique hand-repainted fine art print, a one-of-a-kind Limited Original
custom printed giclee on fine art paper
printed to order, the high quality giclee wil be meticulously painted on in color-rich soft pastels to add detail and rich color and make each print a unique artwork, a remarque ; even the original signature is painted over so that the finished artwork can be signed anew to indicate that it now stands alone as a new piece of fine art
an archival acid-free ivory mat and acid-free foam board backing make this elegant art ready to frame
5" x 7" art image is matted to outer dimensions of 8" x 10" so it fits a ready made frame (frame not included)
A clear, resealable envelope protects the enhanced print until you frame it, and the ribbon-tied foam board case we package this painting in makes an elegant gift presentation!
Free Domestic Shipping in a protective fine art box
"THE GOOD LIFE"
This longhorn rested in the scant shade of the grassy Texas borderlands near Marfa.
One hot summer Saturday, we packed up the parrot and the dog and a thermos of coffee, then headed out for a drive to see wildflowers. The flowers didn't disappoint, but, as many such adventures play out, we ultimately happened upon a small herd of longhorn cattle. I forgot my quest for wildflower photos. This longhorn intrigued me. While other animals grazed the sunny grasslands of the Marfa highlands above Pinto Canyon, this fellow languished in the shade, moving only to swish away flies.
The play of light and shadow called me to paint this as a landscape with wildlife in it, rather than an animal portrait with land as a backdrop.
I did this painting in my studio, from a dozen or so photo references. (I assured the longhorn his check for modeling is in the mail.) The sanded terra-cotta surface of my paper allowed me to paint many, many layers of color in this summer landscape, while letting the warm colors of the land bleed through all.