Rich warm red and golden ochre tones dominate this painting. The encaustic technique lends an expressionistic style to the painting. I like to exaggerate the molten nature of the hot wax medium, which gives energy and movement to the composition. This piece is on a cradled wood panel with finished natural edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Mandy Main

Red Canyon Encaustic

Encaustic artwork on wood

Signed on back

12" h x 12" w x 2.25" d
1 lbs. 11 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.