|At an art reception last
winter, a visitor asked me if I had ever considered doing a
mural. The more I thought about it, the more appealing it sounded to
create a large outdoor painting in Watkins Glen that accurately
reflects the early days of the sport.
|Recently, the Watkins Glen Village
Trustees approved plans for the
construction of a mural depicting the inaugural 1948 Watkins Glen
This 14' by 18' painting features Bill Milliken
in his Bugatti Type 35-A. Bill himself came up with the title
"A TRIBUTE TO AN ERA" saying that the mural shouldn't be
just about him .It is located on the East side of North Franklin
Street between the Glen Mountain Cafe and the Salt of the Earth
Gallery. Anyone entering the village from the North is able to
clearly view the mural. Things have come together quickly, with
donations of all the materials needed.
Wine Cellars and The
Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars
Vine City Supply, Hammondsport N.Y.
( Valspar paints)
Knapp & Schlappi Lumber Co., Penn Yan, N.Y.
(Amstone Surface -Bonding Cement)
Carey's Rental Outlet, Penn Yan, N.Y.
Glen Mountain Market, Watkins Glen, N.Y.
(water and funding to help offset travel costs)
Here is a calendar of
June 26 Steve Andrus and I wash the wall with his
3000 psi. pressure Washer.
June 27 Joe Cacciola and I repair all cement block mortar joints.
June 28 Joe and I apply a layer of Amstone white surface- bonding cement.
July 12 photo courtesy of Clark W. Day Photo-Graphics, Montgomery
I am very pleased with the Valspar paints. I find them extremely easy to
use. The cement-fiberglass wall
(surface bonding cement) is ideal, because it has just the right texture
and the paint really grips well
and covers on the first coat. The wall gets no direct sun until late in
the afternoon. ideal for the life of the paint and painter!
Bill Milliken and I with finished mural "A
TRIBUTE TO AN ERA"
view or order a print the original painting that inspired the mural click