A colorful painting of a modernist landscape reduced to geometric forms.  A rainbow of grasses lead the eye into the painting, past a vaguely suggested pool and covered portico on the left, to a complex interaction of palm trees and a sunlit hillside in the background.  It was great fun to paint with the lively palette made up of purples, aquas, green, oranges and hot pinks.

- Mandy Main

Desert Landscaping III

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished 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.