Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Yearning, 1951; watercolor on paper, 35 x 26 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives
Charles Burchfield, Journals, January 3, 1915
Thursday, January 3, 2019
How often do nature-writers express themselves thru natural phenomena instead of describing these for their own sake. This we have "the melancholy days are come," the writer puts his own personal melancholy into otherwise joyful days. Viewed absolutely every aspect of nature is beautiful. But sentimentalists, who are suffering some mental aberration, speak of dull grey skies and sad rainy days and actually believe their own misconceptions.
Charles Burchfield, January 3, 1915