Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), View from Our Front Porch, Salem, Ohio, May 23, 1917; watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper, 22 x 20 inches (Frame: 29 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches); Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Dr. Edna M. Lindemann, 2004
From Charles Burchfield's Journals, January 4, 1936
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Every so often, I pass thru a period of despising my locale, and longing for either new, more, romantic & picturesque scenes, or for the old remembered haunts in Ohio. Giving way to such a state of mind is a weakness, and is very destructive. Suddenly some little incident restores me to courage and sanity, and I realize anew the underlying truth, that any spot is fit for the artist who has vision...
Charles Burchfield, January 4, 1936