A tall, contemporary atmospheric landscape.  Alternating light and shadow play across the soft, serene land, creating warm green highlights and defining interesting dark shadows.   Above this, majestic clouds expand in a warm blue sky.  The sky is a turquoise blue with hints of violet. Compositionally, we enter at the lower right, move through the highlighted areas and then upward through the billowing clouds. This abstract impression of a landscape is at once uplifting and peaceful.   

- Mandy Main

Tranquility IV

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

48" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 0 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.