An uplifting, light-filled contemporary landscape that combines old world realism with a modern aesthetic.  Clouds sweep dramatically across a blue sky above the alternating highlights and deep shadows of the serene landscape below.  Exaggerated atmospheric perspective pulls the viewer deep into the horizon of the painting and then upward into the expansive sky.  This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with dark brown-black edges.  It comes ready to hang.

- Mandy Main

Aerial Dramatics XIX

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

24" h x 72" w x 1.8" d
13 lbs. 6 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.