Ramon Gonzales, owner of Midland Framing and Fine Arts, in Midland, Texas, does all my custom framing.
This is an especially exquisite hand-carved wood molding, and the museum glass glazing virtually vanishes on a large pastel like this one.
An Original Plein Air Pastel by Lindy Cook Severns
Davis Mountains | Summer | Clouds | Far West Texas | Ranching | Wildflowers | Stormy Sky | en plein aire
24" x 36" pastel on archival board
custom, conservation framed under non-reflective museum glass
en plein air
painted entirely on location in the Davis Mountains of Far West Texas
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I did this large pastel painting by returning day after day to the same spot to set up my easel on this heritage Davis Mountain ranch in Far West Texas.
This painting is, like so many of my landscapes, driven by the energy of the sky. As these clouds built into a symphony of booming thunder and brief but frightening hail, I rapidly roughed in their movement and color. That first painting session lasted only forty five minutes before the storm drove me to frantically pack up and seek the safety of my trusty truck. I returned the next morning at the same time and found the sky happily held much the same colors as before, minus the hailstones.
I wanted to show the vastness and ruggedness of this summer range. Blue Mountain, a Jeff Davis county landmark is in the background looking toward Ft.Davis; Bloys Campground lies behind the red rocked hill; we live behind all these mountains. Wildflowers were beginning to dot the tall grass, a medley of tender green shoots and dried growth. As I painted, I watched new flowers bloom. By the time I'd finally finished this plein air painting, the green grass had grown so tall, none of the dried brown stems were visible. I loved painting this one. Even the hail episode...
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Fort Davis, Texas
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