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In A Whirr of Joy

8.00"W x 10.00"H x 0.0"D

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Lindy Cook Severns

FORT DAVIS, TX

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: bird, wild, nature, traditional, southwestern, representational, wildlife, summertime, hummingbird

Media: paper, colored pencil, free, acid, grade, artist

Size: 8"W x 10"H x 0.015"D

Year Created: 2018

Hummingbirds hover and whirr around our hanging baskets and feeders all summer. In drawing this one, I concentrated on the flash of color he shows whenever a rival enters his space. His rapidly beating wings prompted me to place him high on my paper...as if he's lifting right off my drawing!

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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