Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Artwork by Ascribing Artist Betty Burchfield

 Photo of Ryan

Painting of Ryan by Betty Burchfield

Thank you, God. Thank you for giving me the talent of being a portrait oil painter. You gave me this gift, Lord, and my gift back to you is to use this talent to make your people happy and for them to be able to view a memorable picture of their loved ones turned into an oil painting.

Story of the Photo and Painting

The father of this young man is a pastor at a local church in Huntsville. He had a call one morning that his son had been discovered in his apartment dead.

As there were few pictures of Ryan at this age, I cropped his girl friend out of the photo and painted an oil painting of Ryan for his Father and Ryan’s family.

When Pastor Edmonds came to visit me with his beautiful wife, Cindy, and daughter, Anna, he was escorted to my studio. He had no idea why his wife insisted to come see me. As he walked into my studio he saw an oil painting of his deceased son, Ryan Michael Edmonds. Tears streamed down his face as he looked at his son. This is a memory that will last a life time and I hope that it will bring comfort to him and to the family.

About Ryan:

Ryan Michael Edmonds – 19 yrs. old.
Son of Michael R. Edmonds, Father, and Carrie Lynn Thompson. Mother
Born: 5/29/91 Died: 7/21/10

Ryan loved music and playing his guitar. He also loved the outdoors. As he was riding his beloved horse, “Ghost”, he felt like he was one with the earth and a free spirit.

And then one day, Ryan rode away to the wind to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ.

God gives us all a gift and what we do with that gift is our gift back to Him.

Artist, Betty Burchfield aka a Little Reb
Capture memories, moments and life into an oil painting

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