In this sunset painting, dramatic clouds roil above the stark serene hills.  The sky is built up with layers of glazes in a warm palette, creating rich luminous clouds.  Light at the horizon line burns a bright white, illuminating the elegant forms of the silhouetted hills and casting their edges in a red glow. The theatrical excitement of the sky is grounded by the peaceful calm of the land and the uplifting quality of the distant light. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Mandy Main

Luminosity XXV

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

48" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
10 lbs. 4 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.