Monday, June 3, 2019

"LIterary Dogs and a Few Cats" Connie Morella Library Bethesda Maryland- The Installation April 12, 2019

I recently had the great opportunity to do a mural for the Connie Morella Library in Bethesda, Maryland. It is 40' long and 5' tall. I painted it in my studio on a giant scroll contraption, rolling out 8 feet of canvas at a time. It is painted in Golden Matte Fluid Acrylics on primed canvas.  It took me 5 weeks working 6 days a week and on the seventh day we rolled up one section and rolled out the next blank 8 feet of canvas.  Rolling it took four people because of the weight.  It was installed April 12th by Jim Lackford of Paper and Paint in Silver Spring. Thank goodness for his expertise!
It was wonderful having so many dogs and cats in my studio for awhile! I miss them but I can always go to the library to visit. It is really nice to have a mural in my own community!

roll out on the library floor pre- intall

video of Jim installing


Big Red, Lassie, Jack and Bandit, Old Yeller, Buck, White Fang, Luath, and half of Bodger

Bodger, Teo, My Dog Skip, Fang and Crukshanks

Winn Dixie, Cat, Big Dan and Little Annie, Sounder, and in the air -Asta

on the right- Thy Servant Dog by Rudyard Kipling

Nana from Peter Pan

Ribsy, Zoe, The Watchdog, Charley

my favorite- Beautiful Joe, his friend, and Puss 'n Boots

view from left of circulation desk

full view

some touch up