The Appearance – Betty Watkins
28 x 22
Framed 31 x 37
My husband and I traveled to Washington D. C. and Virginia. We stopped in Williamsburg and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the colonial era. I shot this photo and placed it in an album saying, “I’ll have to paint him someday.”
Well, “someday” turned into many days! This one has well over 100 painting hours invested in it. Even so, it truly was a labor of love.
I love “The Cobbler” for all its warmth and nostalgia. I suppose it holds some sentiment as well, because when my grandfather came to America from Italy, his trade was a cobbler.