Hidden Actions

I was almost sad to continue working atop the underpainting for Old Mill Road. See all the movement there in the strokes? The eye is drawn up and in, then scattered right and left through the middle. 

The final piece is so calm and still, but I like to remember all the liveliness underneath.  My mom would call this my "Duck" work:  "still on the surface, but paddling like hell underneath". 

  Old Mill Road,  in progress.

Old Mill Road, in progress.

 Old Mill Road, detail. 2015. Oil on panel. 36 x 23.5 inches.

Old Mill Road, detail. 2015. Oil on panel. 36 x 23.5 inches.