Dynamic abstract painting with a strong diagonal composition. Alternating blocks of jewel tone colors: ruby, emerald, amethyst, sapphire, with black accents. I created texture by adding over and lifting out and by stamping with various materials. This is part of a series of abstract acrylic paintings that are named using musical terms. My inspiration was an old mechanics blueprint crisscrossed with sharp lines that reminded me of cracked ice. I think percussion best describes this fragmenting.  

- Mandy Main

Purple Percussion

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on back

18" h x 18" w x 2.5" d
3 lbs. 3 oz.



Mandy Main
Rancho Mirage, California

Getting to Know Mandy

Mandy Main is an art historian and landscape painter based in the Southern California desert. She has long been passionate about 19th Century American landscape paintings, which has been influential in her artistic practice. Mandy works in series, generally three paintings at a time. Her process begins with a vision of a place she has been, but she takes creative liberties with the aesthetic details. The artist is captivated by light and shadow, and strives to instill her work with moody drama through the representation of these elements. Using layers of paint and glazes, Mandy achieves mesmerizing atmospheric depth, encouraging the viewer to gaze and be still.