This painting employs shades of violet and magenta to depict a stone path that leads to a white stucco Spanish revival home. The orange roof tiles are offset by the rhythmic interplay of greens that comprise the surrounding landscape. The scene is rendered with energetic, gestural brushwork complemented by the delicate application of layered colors that articulate the stones of the walkway. A pink underpainting imbues the image with the luminous quality of early dusk.
Nick McPhail's work chronicles encounters between Los Angeles’ manufactured and natural environments in a combination of impressionistic and painterly flourishes. His compositions feature mid-century architecture among tropical plants and convey the seductive yet unknowable essence of the city.
Nick McPhail’s paintings chronicle encounters between the manufactured and natural environments of Los Angeles. His compositions contrast the city’s hard-edged architecture with its lush foliage and tropical plants. McPhail employs a refined combination of painterly and impressionistic flourishes to convey the seductive yet ultimately unknowable essence of the city.