This is a contemporary expressionistic landscape using a palette of greens and teals with a striking contrast from the pink, blue and white sky. I used a palette knife to apply the paint and to scratch it off, and a brush to soften some of the edges. There is a lot of movement and texture in the shapes, and the incised lines give a bold directional statement. I used an underpainting of cadmium red that peeks through in places, particularly in the sky. 

The painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished dark brown edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Mandy Main


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
0 lbs. 14 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.