Waiting in the wings colored pencil lindy c severns 2015
Waiting in the wings colored pencil lindy c severns 2015

Waiting in the Wings

8.00"W x 10.00"H x 0.0"D

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Lindy Cook Severns


Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: butterfly wings, performance, dancing, child, dancer, ballerina, flight, wings, green, figure, girl, portraits, realism, recital

Media: ink, pencil, pastel on paper, archival

Size: 8"W x 10"H x 0.01"D

Year Created: 2018

This tiny ballerina waited patiently backstage for her turn in the spotlight. Her lime green winged costume and tousled blonde curls seemed so frivolous a contrast to the preschooler's serious composure before she danced. In drawing her, that's what I wanted to capture. It's as if she's poised to fly onto the stage. This original colored pencil and permanent ink drawing is on heavy acid free paper. The image is 10" x 8". It comes matted in acid free ivory board to fit a readymade 14" x 11" frame, or, you can easily remove the protective mat.

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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