Contemporary landscape of a wine country hillside.  Loose, bold brushwork and a dark underpainting accentuate the focus on light, form and color.  The suggestion of a radiating vineyard in the foreground leads the eye into the painting. The geometry of the undulating hills creates sensuous forms and a gently rhythmic composition.  Slanting light generates strong contrasts of highlights and shadows. The palette of golds, cool blues and yellow greens plays warm and cool tones off of each other.  

- Mandy Main

Wine Country IX

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

Signed on front and back

36" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 12 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.