Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Afterglow, July 8, 1916; watercolor with graphite on paper, 19 3/8 x 14 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Tony Sisti, 1979
Charles Burchfield, Journals, January 10, 1911
Thursday, January 11, 2018
As I was coming up Garfield Avenue, I saw one of the prettiest sunsets that I have saw. When it began, it was merely pink stripes across a pale blue and greenish sky. As it grew, however, the whole western sky became aflame, and by the time I got home, gorgeously red stripes were stretched across the reddening sky, the upper clouds being purple, tinged with a rusty red.
Charles Burchfield, January 10, 1911