Monday, August 15, 2011

Irish smiles at a fund-raiser...

On Saturday, I met Commodore John Barry and his friends at a party in his honor:
Who is Commodore John Barry, you ask? He was the United States' first commissioned naval officer, a Revolutionary war hero, and has been largely forgotten as most people think of John Paul Jones as the first American naval hero.  Baltimore's chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians is raising funds for a memorial gate to Commodore Barry (a native of County Wexford, Ireland) to be erected on the grounds of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. So a party was in order--food, music, beer, and caricatures!

The street in front of the Irish Shrine Museum was closed off, and I started out drawing there, but battled the rain that fell in torrents every now and then...
 Once everyone arrived, I moved to the back patio area where the food and music were:

Drawing a foursome of buddies!

Didn't get a photo of these subjects, but this caricature is of a lovely ninety-year-old gentleman (who reminded me of Dr. Suess) and his son and daughter:
I have some video from this event to edit. Look here tomorrow...


  1. hey , amazing work as always, you brought a lot of cheer to the party with your work. great to see the little piece of history above regarding John Barry .. keep up the good work

    patrick :)