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Covered Bridge Oval

Mgiese84 09 Aug 2021

Figured I did the other covered bridge painting I should do this one too. Even though it's a simple structure it was not the easiest. Partly because of the evergreens behind them and the river below. Since I didn't do the oval I added a few more details.

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Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Nice work. I knew the bridge wouldn't cause any trouble for you, cause you are have great drawing skills. Did you ever think about doing some urban sketch type of paintings. I think you would be very good in this.

Another brilliant painting Matt. Congrats.

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Thank you both. Tom, I have not thought of doing that but maybe sometime I will give it a try. I might do the New York painting Bob did first. I think that'd be a good first one to try.

Serious question. Does anybody know the purpose of a covered bridge? When you walk over a bridge you just want to get to the other side. You don't expect to be able to shelter while you dilly dally or eat your sandwiches.

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TLP the original reason for the covered bridges were to protect the bridges trusses / floor boards from decay and rot

ohhh, thanks for that, it's puzzled me for ages. I wonder if that's why they put buildings on piers as well. Anyway, your building is very nicely done, very neat and precise, and I like your twiggy trees also.

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Thank you. The book / movie "Bridges of Madison County" is based off the bridges in Madison County, IA. Now they are pretty much just historic sites.

That's interesting, thanks.

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