A lyrical painting of the iconic Tuscan landscape in the Val d'Orcia region.  A solo cypress tree maintains a heroic stature over an awe-inspiring view of velvety green hills and contrasts with a cluster of the same trees below.  The sky has a palette we saw often that Tuscan spring, cornflower blue glimpsed through the creamy ochre clouds.  The hills have little detail but lots of directional movement with the effects of the fluctuating light on the many shades of green, from warm to cool.

- Mandy Main

Lone Cypress

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

Signed on front and back

24" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 0 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.