ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAMPAGNE

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAMPAGNE

12" x 16" pastel study

on archival Pastelbord

©Lindy Cook Severns

custom, conservation framed

under UV protective museum acrylic

$1600

North Clear Creek Falls in Southern Colorado

 
Walking in the crisp mountain air of early morning, hearing water rushing off this cliff at North Clear Creek Falls in Southern Colorado reminded me of sipping champagne, and in the west, water is more valued than even the best bottle of bubbly. The rocks intrigued me, but it was the unexpected torrent of water that begged me to paint this Rocky Mountain landscape.

I did most of this painting in my studio, from photo references, then completed it in a pastel painting workshop to show my students how I use warm and cool colors to create interesting plays of light and shadow in rocks such as these. The toothy pastelbord surface allowed me to paint layers of color in the rocks. Layering color makes for a much more interesting pastel painting than using gray for rock color would. 

*framed outer dimensions: 16" x 20" x 1"  

OLD SPANISH TRAIL STUDIO

Fort Davis, Texas

on display at

KDC ASSOCIATES

landscape architecture and design

Midland, Texas

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAMPAGNE 12" x 16" pastel study © Lindy Cook Severns framed in richly textured wood 

LINDY

COOK  SEVERNS

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..