Dramatic atmospheric landscape of a fiery sunset above rugged and majestic desert mountains.  My inspiration was an actual sunset outside my studio window!  Clouds reaching up into the night sky are lit up with intense oranges and golds, contrasting with those at the horizon which are cooler and calmer.  The far distant hill has a faint red and purple cast, and the foreground hill has a trace of dark green.  The palm trees silhouetted against this epic sky always remind me of Bethlehem.  

- Mandy Main

Luminosity XXVII

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

Signed on front and back

36" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 5 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.