"Bridge Study" Oil on Linen 6x8 in.I am up in Northern Michigan for a week of painting and hanging out where I grew up. After living in Texas for a few years its fun to come back and paint the area that first got me hooked on landscape painting. Yesterday I went out painting with a good friend of mine Ken Cadwallader. He is a really fine painter who still works the old fashioned way doing all of his work from life. I went out with him while he worked on a 30x40 of a bridge at a Grand Rapids park. He goes out and works for a few hours on day on each piece while the light is good then returns consecutive days until he is done. I took the easy route and just did a little 6x8 study of the bridge.