sky lights the old spanish trail

clouds form over Far West Texas at Point of Rocks


 12" x 12" original oil

on archival Gessobord

© Lindy Cook Severns

self-framed wooden cradle

painting wraps around back on all sides


Point of Rocks is a distinctive landmark on the Davis Mountains Scenic Loop. I see it from my studio, and we pass by it on our way to almost anywhere.


The first rest stop on the historic trade route between El Paso and San Antonio, this was an oasis of sorts for the Butterfield-Overland Express riders and stages. It proves an oasis for artists, too: I love to paint its glowing rocks when summer clouds cast their special lights and cool shadows across the high desert.

This oil painting is self-framed, with the painting extending backwards onto the wooden cradle that supports the gesso panel. This makes it appropriate not only for hanging on the wall, but alternately, for display in a bookcase or on a table easel. It will stand unsupported. It can also be conventionally framed.


Fort Davis, Texas


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SKY LIGHTS THE OLD SPANISH TRAIL 12" x 12" oil © Lindy Cook Severns

painted on an archival panel, the sides are back in a wooden cradle and the oil painting wraps around back, continuing the painting on all four sides.



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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