Contemporary seascape of a sunset on the ocean.  Ripples on the sea carry the eye into the distance where dramatic orange clouds dance above a dark horizon.  The palette consists of two complementary colors, a rich cobalt blue and hues of cadmium orange, that play off each other and create a striking contrast.  Minimally suggested detail keeps the subject mostly abstract, with the focus on color and form, light and water.  

- Mandy Main

Horizon VI

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

Signed on front and back

30" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 10 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.