Mackinac Bridge Michigan

Mackinac Bridge Michigan


The Mighty Mackinac Bridge has drawn admirers since it opened in 1957.

IN THIS VERSION , I painted the wonderful blue of the lakes it connects and the light reflecting up the bridge. This painting also incorporates brush painting in oil paint and use of the painting knife. (sometimes called a palette knife)

It has many moods relative to the weather which provides an amazing backdrop. I am drawn to the bridge for the beauty of the area, the wide vistas, and the ever changing sky. The area underneath the bridge is "The Straits of Mackinac" and connects Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. These lakes are like inland seas.

I am also attracted to the symbolic nature of the bridge. It connects the Upper Pennisula of Michigan and the Lower Pennisula of Michigan. It keeps us together economically, physically and in spirit.

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Mighty Mackinac Bridge

the Mighty Mackinac Bridge

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.
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