14.00"W x 6.00"H x 0.0"D

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Lindy Cook Severns


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: texas, west, desert, high, bend, big, traditional, southwestern, representational, landscape, sunset, clouds, mountains

Media: paper, museum, pastel, grade, soft, sanded

Size: 14"W x 6"H x 0.01"D

Year Created: 2018

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Just before sunset, light briefly paints every rugged mountain in the southwest. In the high desert, this is a dramatic change from the sun-bleached browns of daytime. Clouds form, diffusing the light into prisms of rich color. It's a quiet, magical time, my favorite to paint.

Clouds towering above vast horizons. Scraggly critters. Blossoms nestled in cactus spines. I'm a seventh generation Texan, and the desert southwest is in my blood. In Houston, Midland, Lubbock, I've always been an artist. For two decades, I co-piloted a corporate jet beside my captain husband. I'm passionate about painting silent sunrises, rioting sunsets and the seductively beautiful, treacherous clouds I once skirted with respect. Flying was good, but as a 2004 Xmas gift to ourselves, we hung up our wings, sold our Lubbock, TX home of 26 years and intending to travel the continent, moved into a big RV. A trip to the remote Texas mountains changed our plans. We're still full-time RVers and love the freedom, but we rooted onto a ranch into the high desert of Far West Texas. I have a rustic studio within walking distance of our mountainside RV site. Across from my studio is a high- end fine art gallery, where I'm the artist-in-residence. Our neighbors are wildlife. It's a good life!

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