The Mackinac Bridge
, the "Mighty Mac
", is Michigan's most famous bridge connecting the Upper and Lower Pennisulas. It's location nestles between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The entire area surrounding it is beautiful and loaded with British and French history.
In this painting,
it was sunset and the colorful sky added a wonderful backdrop to the bridge itself. The yellows backlit the bridge and helped me to paint one of it's many moods. This week I shall post the other Mackinac Bridge painting I have done which shows the bridge in completely different configuration and sky. With so many weather changes, there are inumerable beautiful, moody, bright, soft, misty paintings to be created.
Over 50 years old the Mackinac Bridge is the third longest suspension bridge in the world. The Famous Bridge Walk
on Labor Day is an amazing 5 mile trek between the Mackinaw City on the south..across the bridge to St. Ignace on the north isde of the bridge. From the air it looks like the Moses leading the Hebrews through the Red Sea!!
the Mackinac Bridge website
is an interesting spot to check out.