WINTER RAINS original pastel

Rain shower falls on Far West Texas

Original Lindy Cook Severns pastel landscape painting


Soft pastels on archival Pastelbord

16" x 12" art

custom, conservation framed under museum glass





Rain is always welcome in the high desert ranch land of Far West Texas. On this afternoon, a rare winter thunderstorm built over ranchland  in the Davis Mountains, dropping the irregular patterns of light and shadow that make this country so interesting to paint. 

In this pastel skyscape, several layers of warm color lie beneath the colors you first see in this southwest landscape painting-- this "underpainting" shows through, giving depth and movement to the clouds and dimension to the grass and mountains. You, the viewer subconsciously blend the unexpected underlying color with the "real" color of things, which makes this painting infinitely more interesting than if I'd defined all for you.

  • 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 premier quality glass virtually disappears.


    Museum Glass is easy to maintain:

    Never spray glass cleaner on a painting--liquid might seep past the glass and onto your art. Don't use ammonia-based cleaners at all. Chemicals can damage the coating on museum glass.

    Clean fingerprints and dust using a soft, microfiber cloth.




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..