Contemporary horizontal format landscape of a wine country panorama.  I worked entirely with palette and putty knives, using energetic gestures that created dynamic movement and texture on the paint surface.  The distant hills, mid-ground trees and radiating fields in the foreground are all loosely suggested but read as being finely detailed.  The warm palette includes, creams, golds, greens, blue, pink and violet.  I wish I could be this loose and free every time I paint!

- Mandy Main

Vineyard IX

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

Signed on front and back

8" h x 24" w x 1.5" 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.