Contemporary impressionistic landscape with atmospheric perspective that pulls the eye into the painting and creates drama. Radiating crop lines point toward the very low horizon and the uplifting burst of light Below a fiery sky. Cool blue tones of the distant hills provide a pleasing contrast to the warm orange, ochre and olive green palette.  Applying paint with palette and putty knives creates texture and movement.  An abstracted view of nature gives a modern feel to a traditional subject. 

- Mandy Main

Luminous Field VIII

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
3 lbs. 12 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.