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The Great Midwest

Mandy Main
Ugallery 5345189590 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front and back


12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d |1 lbs. 11 oz.

In stock $525



Two peaceful farms divided by an unpaved road, crowned with a large expanse of cloud swept sky. "As we drove across America last year, scenes like this became iconic images for me of the country's heartland," says Mandy. "I was drawn to the dark shadow stretching across the foreground, while the farms and fields are highlighted." Cyan sky, ochre and sienna fields. The diagonal line of the road leads the eye to the horizon with its trees and buildings, before it lifts to the sky. The gallery wrapped edges are painted a dark espresso color.

Mandy Main

Rancho Mirage, California

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.

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Mandy Main 1/30/2019 | 1:08 PM

Thanks so much, Frank, for being such a loyal collector!

Frank 12/30/2018 | 7:21 AM

Hi Mandy- received your painting right on time yesterday and it is just great. Thanks so much and I will continue to follow your career. Happy New Year, Frank

Frank 12/20/2018 | 8:09 AM

I'm back again Mandy- this great new one, my third. I love it and Im so glad to have another artwork from you- Cheers, Frank

Mandy Main 3/10/2017 | 1:53 PM

Thank you, I'm so happy that you appreciate my work.

M Buonocore 3/7/2017 | 8:51 PM

Your work is beautiful! Very, very happy with the purchase.

Mandy Main 8/2/2016 | 12:37 PM

Thank you Frank! It means a lot to me when someone lets me know they appreciate my work!

Frank 7/28/2016 | 7:04 AM

Hi again Mandy- I received another terrific painting from you- I matches and balances the first one and they are side by side in a perfect space- so now I have even more of your soul and will keep on following your work. Thanks so much- Cheers, Frank

Mandy Main 6/10/2016 | 2:48 PM

Thank you, Frank. I'm so glad you're pleased with the painting. Hope you enjoy it, you've got a little piece of my soul now. Best Regards, Mandy Main

Frank 6/9/2016 | 7:28 AM

Hi Mandy- I received your Field XIX painting and it was all I expected and more!!! In person the detail and coloring are even more impressive. Keep up the great work. Cheers, Frank

Frank 5/27/2016 | 2:23 PM

Hi Mandy- Quick question before I choose- do your paintings come ready to hang- ie with a wire? Thanks, Frank

Mandy Main 7/11/2014 | 1:29 PM

Thank you, S. Radhakrishnan!

commentsNocturnal Tide III
S Radhakrishnan 6/24/2014 | 10:11 AM

Nice glow !

Mandy Main 4/2/2014 | 1:31 PM

Thanks, Dad! I'm proud of you that you found UGallery and made a ULog comment!

G Main 4/1/2014 | 10:54 AM

WOW!!! This is the most complete composite of your artwork I have seen. It is all wonderful and I am so proud of my daughter. Jerry Main

Mandy Main 3/28/2014 | 1:42 PM

Thank you, R Erskine!

Mandy Main 3/28/2014 | 1:41 PM

Thank you! I do love clouds and sky. Definitely my favorite thing to paint!

commentsCoast IX
J Ivester 3/19/2014 | 10:42 PM

Mandy, my favorites are all of your paintings that are almost all cloud and sky, and just a little of the landscape. I'm not an art person, but I really love your paintings. Thanks

don purchased this artwork. 12/4/2013 | 2:39 PM

new beginnings

P Davis 9/19/2013 | 8:45 PM

I love your encaustic pieces! This is one of my favorite mediums, can't wait to see more!

Mandy Main 9/18/2013 | 1:33 PM

Thank you, A Rodgers!

commentsSanctuary VII
A Rodgers 9/9/2013 | 2:44 PM

love the santuary beautiful

Mandy Main 6/25/2013 | 12:06 PM

Thanks Sanjeev. The paintings are series of layers, some applied with brush, some with knives, and some with ragged on washes of color.

commentsVineyard V
S Handa 6/25/2013 | 4:09 AM

I have seen few of your works. When you play with yellow tones, you do it best Mandy!!

commentsLuminosity V
S Handa 6/25/2013 | 3:11 AM

Being a learning raw artist myself, I liked the texture that is created in luminosity. Is it just through the brush that various shades of yellow are done? I am asking myself. Really interesting!!

K Webster 6/10/2012 | 12:56 PM

The luminescence keeps me coming back. Your work is even more beautiful in my home.

commentsMagic Hour
C Sloan 5/1/2012 | 10:16 AM

Everyone should see her work in person...it's great! I love her art, I own several pieces.

T Kelly 4/12/2012 | 10:46 PM

Love, love, love your artwork! Saving to buy "Afternoon Shadows" as soon as I can, and looking for a place to put "Luminosity V" as well - so gorgeous! -Terri

R CATAN 1/29/2012 | 3:32 PM

Nice work Mandy. I particularly enjoy Halcyon. Reminds me of the days of my youth, studying the beautiful cloud formations and dreaming of what was to come.

D Sherry Boggins 1/29/2012 | 1:05 AM

Beautiful work. Reminds me of Turner. Sensational use of color. Intriguing subject matter A real future for Main. Watch her grow. Very collectable!

C Kashkawol 1/28/2012 | 11:53 AM

Love Mandy Main's work. I own two and hope to add to my collection. I can stare at her work for hours and notice something new each time.

commentsLuminosity V
TESTER 4/11/2011 | 3:32 AM

Love the Mandy Main piece...reminds me of the peaceful Sunrise to start the day

  • The luminescence keeps me coming back. Your work is even more beautiful in my home.

    - K Webster

    Everyone should see her work in person...it's great! I love her art, I own several pieces.

    - C Sloan

    Love Mandy Main's work. I own two and hope to add to my collection. I can stare at her work for hours and notice something new each time.

    - C Kashkawol


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