This peaceful landscape uses light and shadow to create mood.  Close attention is paid to the geometric shapes and their placement within the composition.  Details have been simplified, and there is very little movement, adding to the sense of stillness and calm. A cool refreshing palette of aqua blue in the sky, violet gray in the distant hills and lime green in the foreground strikes a sharp contrast against the deep black shadows.  

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with painted dark brown edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Mandy Main


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

8" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
1 lbs. 2 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.