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.

- Mandy Main

Ochre Field

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

24" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 7 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.