WINTER RAIN iN THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS
WINTER RAIN IN THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS
7" x 5" pastel
on archival Pastelbord
© Lindy Cook Severns
custom conservation framed
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".
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WINTER RAIN IN THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS 6" x 4" pastel © Lindy Cook Severns framed under museum glass