This lyrical contemporary landscape has a stylized view of sweeping pastoral fields.  The striking palette uses complementary colors yellow and purple, with a range of yellow greens and olive.  Streaks of light highlight sections of the fields, pulling the eye deep into the painting.   The sky at dusk creates a still, calm mood, with its colors changing from blues, lavenders and pinks at the horizon to yellow and pale orange overhead.  

- Mandy Main

Purple Mountains VII

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

24" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 3 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.