This is an uplifting, light-filled contemporary landscape that combines old world realism with a modern aesthetic.  Clouds sweep dramatically across the sky, enlivening a bucolic landscape.  The cool blues and violets of the sky contrast with the warm olive greens and golden ochres of the landscape and the warm whites of the clouds.  The landscape is stark and serene with rolling hills sculpted by sunlight and shadow.  The horizontal format gives a contemporary feel and adds to the sense of calm.

- Mandy Main

Golden Hills XVII

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

20" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 1 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.