This is a contemporary impressionistic landscape with atmospheric perspective that pulls the eye into the painting and creates drama.  The radiating lines of the vineyard point toward the lavender mountains in the distance and the burst of uplifting light along the horizon.  The cool tones of the distant hills provide a pleasing contrast to the warm orange, ochre and olive green palette.  Applying paint with palette and putty knives creates texture and movement.  This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished black-brown edges.  It comes ready to hang.

- Mandy Main

Vineyard XV

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

20" h x 60" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 11 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.