Day 21- Oliver Hazard Percy

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September 21, 2017 by Art and Musings by Marnie

Day 21 of the 30 in 30.   This is a painting inspired by a pic  I took while visiting Fort Adams in Newport, RI.  This is one of the newer tall ships, named after a famous Commodore that was actually from Newport.  I did a little research and Oliver Percy was actually a very accomplished Naval Commander, sadly dying at the young age of 34.  He was actually buried in Spain, but was reinterred back to Newport.  He had quite a career, in his short life, too much to mention here, but if you are interested, please click on link to visit Wikipedia to read more.

Wikipedia on Oliver Hazard Perry

I think he would be proud to have such a beautiful ship named in his honor.

Of course the first thing that attracted me to paint this was that glorious flag floating in the wind.

Hope you like it too!


oliver hazard percy-sm


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