Impressionist painting of a shaded sidewalk alongside a creek. A single figure is emerging from the shade into the sunlight in the distance. Trees in the mid ground are backlit and reflected in the water. A study in contrasts and in fluid forms. My technique for painting the sidewalk and the reflections in the water was inspired by one of my favorite painters, the Spanish impressionist Joaquin Sorolla. 

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Mandy Main

A Walk in the Shade

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

14" h x 11" w x 1.5" d
1 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.