Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Dreaming of Christmas, 1947; Watercolor on paper, 20 x 16 1/4 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, January 7 - 9, 1947
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Jan 7–8–9 – (Tues-Thurs)
Working all three days on painting of Christmas tree with our front room, the middle arch & part of the middle room. I strove to put onto it all the joy of Christmas, of family love, and home life, peace and sweet contentment
Evening of the ninth – to Shea’s Seneca to see “Home Sweet Homicide” and “Topper’s Return.” I had just finished reading the book & a delightful story of three precious children with an irresponsible absentminded mother who wrote mystery stories. A nice friendly spirit in the family.
Charles E. Burchfield, January 7-9, 1947