My paintings of mid century architecture combine both tradition and modernism. My artistic style is rooted in art history and landscape painting, so when I approach the iconic mid century architecture it is with an eye towards interpreting a contemporary subject with old world techniques. The paintings are rendered in oils on canvas using a subdued palette of warm colors, applied in layers to achieve a luminous effect. I like to focus on a detail of the building that incorporates dramatic lighting and composition. As a nod to my landscape background, I contrast the hard-edged intricate geometric shapes of the buildings with the organic forms of rugged hillsides in the background or the flowing movement of palm trees. This painting is a cropped section of the entryway of a residence in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs.
This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.
- Mandy Main