Traditional plein air landscape of a stream meandering through lush fields with leafy trees in the background and undulating hills in the far distance. The setting itself is a sanctuary for birds and wildlife. I used a warm palette with olive greens, ochres and siennas. The pastel sky has pink and yellow tones and a hint of a warm blue. A thin tissue applied to the board under the gesso creates an interesting textured surface. This piece is on a wood panel and will need a frame for display.

- Mandy Main

Sanctuary XI

Oil painting on wood

Signed on front and back

12" h x 24" w x .25" d
2 lbs. 1 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.