Dramatic light and clouds illuminate this expansive landscape. Puffy cumulus clouds appear lit from within, overlaying wispy cirrus clouds and floating in a dark blue sky. I used four colors of blue in the sky and contrasted these cool tones against the warm ochres and olive greens of the ground. The landscape is stark and serene with golden rolling hills sculpted by sunlight and shadow.  The horizontal format gives a contemporary feel and creates a sense of calm under the energetic sky.

- Mandy Main

Silver Lining IV

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

16" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
4 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.