Lively abstract painting with graceful movement, cruciform shape. Palette of viridian and periwinkle over a range of grays, with mustard gold, black and white accents.  I used a variety of techniques:  curving and angular lines, spatters, drips, and scratches, all of which add texture and interest.  This is part of a series of abstract acrylic paintings that are named using musical terms that are descriptive of the character of the work.  A capriccio is a short, lively, free formed piece. Watercolor on Arches 140# paper, mounted on cradled wood panel with a protective coating of wax/resin medium. 

- Mandy Main


Watercolor painting on paper
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on back

15.5" h x 22.5" w 
2 lbs. 4 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.