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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), October Colors, 1960; Conté crayon on paper, 11 x 17 inches; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), October Colors, 1960; Conté crayon on paper, 11 x 17 inches; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

“October Colors – fields – light ivory – lt. beige – pale pink brown – (dead grasses) –
a.  goldenrod – mostly dark yellow olive or chartreuse with dashes of brilliant cad. Yellow light –
b.  the brilliant purple asters, less often pale bluish lavender or white –
(one of the beautiful combinations is massing of golden rod &
asters, surrounded by the pale pin tan of dead grass –
c.  the colors muted, goldenrod “sour” YG olive, tiny white asters –
d.  colors of rich OY milkweed, with pale milky YG pods –
e.   “    of deep crimson & purple – crimson black berry bushes –
f.  the dark sepia of dead Queen Anne’s lace”

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  • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), OCTOBER – 1960 NOTES – 1962, ca. 1960-62; cardboard folder with loose drawings, 20 1/16 x 15 inches; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

    Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), OCTOBER – 1960 NOTES – 1962, ca. 1960-62; cardboard folder with loose drawings, 20 1/16 x 15 inches; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006