A dynamic landscape with a dramatic diagonal emphasis. Purple shadows on red soil  between rows of green vegetation angle up to a peaceful pastoral scene in the distance.  "I emphasized atmospheric perspective by using warmer reds and greens in the foreground and using cooler tones as the field recedes, ending with the blue gray hills in the background," explains Mandy Main. "I opted for a warm golden sky to tie in with the warm reds and oranges below. The subject is a sustainable organic farm." The gallery wrapped edges are painted a dark espresso color.

- Mandy Main

Red Field XX

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

18" h x 18" w x 2.5" d
3 lbs. 5 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.