Ochre FieldMandy Main
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
24 " h x 48 " w x 1.5 " d |6 lbs. 7 oz.
A panoramic landscape of Montegabbro, a tiny medieval village in the heart of Tuscany. "We stayed here four years ago and loved it so much we will be returning this fall," says Mandy Main. In the foreground, the ochre and sienna toned field leads the eye into the painting. The green countryside and distant violet hills are loosely rendered, mostly using a palette knife. Shafts of light at the horizon lead the eye up to the dramatic warm clouds sweeping across the pale periwinkle blue sky. "An iconic Tuscan palette." The edges of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted a dark espresso color.
Rancho Mirage, California
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.
Here's more work from Mandy you may enjoy
Hear what collectors say about Mandy's work
The luminescence keeps me coming back. Your work is even more beautiful in my home.- K Webster
Everyone should see her work in person...it's great! I love her art, I own several pieces.- C Sloan
Love Mandy Main's work. I own two and hope to add to my collection. I can stare at her work for hours and notice something new each time.- C Kashkawol