24" x 36" pastel

on archival sanded paper

©Lindy Cook Severns

custom, conservation framed*

non-reflective museum glass


Late afternoon is my favorite time in West Texas. This Big Bend landscape is a view from along the road into Panther Junction from the Terlingua/Study Butte entrance to Big Bend National Park. As we leisurely wound thru the park, the low winter sun painted its glow into the earth for a few special minutes.

I didn't change the color, didn't amplify the reds. It's really that magical out there!

I started this large pastel landscape painting with a wash of red orange, followed by rich violet darks to indicate the rocks. That "under-painting" gives this large pastel landscape an inner glow, so the sense of warm, transient desert light shines through. 

*framed outer dimensions: 34" x 46" x 3"  


Fort Davis, Texas

on display at


landscape architecture and design

Midland, Texas



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RIBBONS OF SUNSET  24" x 36" pastel © Lindy Cook Severns elegantly framed in dark heavy molding under non-reflective museum glass 



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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