A colorful painting of a modernist landscape reduced to geometric forms.  A curving line separating the dark purple lawn from the hardscaping around the pool leads the eye up into the painting to the upper left, where an umbrella creates interesting shadows against the wall that are reflected in the pool below. The wall creates a cubist horizontal band of simplified shapes and their shadows.  It was great fun to paint with the lively palette made up of purples, aquas, oranges and hot pinks.

- Mandy Main

Desert Landscaping II

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
0 lbs. 15 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.