7" x 5" pastel

on archival Pastelbord

© Lindy Cook Severns

custom conservation framed

museum glass


The mountains of Far West Texas rise into a sky so large, the peaks are dwarfed.  This view from Highway 166 SW of Fort Davis shows the softer side of the rugged high desert as a rare winter thunderstorm showers welcomed rain on the golden grassland of Texas ranch country.  The Davis Mountains are volcanic in origin, and light from the cloudy sky disperses across them unevenly and unpredictably, making them especially interesting painting subjects.

In this miniature skyscape, the towering cloud and thin showers of rain steal the show. The mountains are gently colored beneath the drama of the big West Texas sky.

As I painted this rather complex miniature,  working the energy of the clouds, I felt it would also fill a larger canvas. The 16" x 12" rendering of this same landscape is "Winter Rains".


Marathon, Texas



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WINTER RAIN IN THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS 6" x 4" pastel © Lindy Cook Severns framed under 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, 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 England, Australia, Germany and Canada. The pastel landscape painter | 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 is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Arts & Sciences of Texas Tech University.

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..