"Daddy Boy" by Betty Burchfield, oil, copyright
Photo of Betty's Dad
Something Special from Ascribing Artist Betty Burchfield:
Our family didn't have a good picture of our Daddy. I found this old photo (the baby in the photo is now 54 yrs. old). This is what I love to do for others as it brings forth the image of somebody dearly loved into a nice oil painting.
I was angry at Daddy when he died of a massive heart attack. As I painted this picture of him, I had an awesome experience talking to him. As I talked, I told him that I forgive him and praised him for working so hard to give us a good home. He took very good care of us working two jobs. I decided to title this picture "Daddy Boy" as that is what I called him when I was young.
Through this God given talent, I was able to reach out to my Dad in my mind's eye and forgive him. I also rid myself of this "guilt" I have felt since 1963 of not being nice to my Daddy. I am placing his painting in a special place.
Isn't God wonderful!! Through the talent he gave me I was allowed to communicate with my "Daddy Boy" and ask him to forgive me also.