My inspiration for this contemporary landscape painting was a beautiful garden at a Loire Valley Chateau in France. The expanse of luminous lawn glowed with its new spring growth, appearing like a rich blue green in the foreground, lightening to a fresh yellow green in the distance. There was actually a stand of trees at the far edge of the lawn, but I felt they detracted from my focus on the color gradient, which so captivated me so I abstracted them into the dark hills. The edges of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted a dark espresso color.

- Mandy Main

Emerald Greens

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

Signed on front and back

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
0 lbs. 13 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.