sky lights the old spanish trail
clouds form over Far West Texas at Point of Rocks
SKY LIGHTS THE OLD SPANISH TRAIL
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
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.