Master Studies are part of my training and I try to do them often. It is a great exercise to leave the own head and to jump in the mind of someone else. Especially if you admire the person for his skill.
The funny thing about this study is, that the digital reproduction of this Bellows painting seems to be completely off. As it was pushed through the web each person gave it a bit more color.
When I saw a reproduction in a book afterwards I did not recognize the piece. The green river was what motivated to do the study but is not in the original.
Anyway I still like it and I learned that bad reproductions can have value too.