• WINTER SKY RIO GRANDE original pastel painting

    Texas borderlands in snow

    Original Lindy Cook Severns pastel landscape painting



    Soft pastels on archival paper

    8" x 10" art is framed under UV protective acrylic*

    outer dimensions of this framed painting: 14" x 16" x 2"




    A morning drive along the River Road between Lajitas and Presidio last January inspired this Big Bend country landscape painting. While grasses and scattered flowers lined the banks of the Rio Grande, snow-capped peaks framed the big river. The contrast in seasons begged to be painted!

    ​This small, highly detailed original pastel painting is packed with nooks and crannies to explore, peaks to climb ...​​ it's one of those landscapes you can lose yourself in and leave the noisy world of the city behind.

    As I painted the snow on the mountains along the Big River, I let the rough, toothy surface of the archival pastel paper pick up only what it chose to, lending the sprinkling of "snow" into the crevasses. I wanted to show the ruggedness of the borderlands, but also, the soft beauty.

    • 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..