Contemporary abstract expressionist landscape. I used a palette knife to give this painting lots of texture and lively movement. Loosely defined radiating red and ochre fields lead the eye up to the explosion of light at the horizon and into the compelling sky. The sky is painted with rich raw sienna and cream tones, using geometric forms inspired by Klimt and Mark Tobey.

The piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas painted dark espresso on the edge.

- Mandy Main

Red Field XIX

Oil painting on stretched linen
Finished edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

20" h x 20" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 6 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.