Abstract monochrome painting using only red and black.  The limited palette, intricate texturing and strong contrasts make for a dramatic composition.  The painting is oriented to hang alongside Red Portomento II, but it can also be rotated left to suggest a fiery landscape. This is part of a series of abstract acrylic paintings that are named using musical terms that are descriptive of the character of the work.  Portomento is a slide from one note to another, in this case from black to red. 

- Mandy Main

Red Portomento I

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

Signed on back

18" h x 18" w x 2.5" d
2 lbs. 2 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.