Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Winter Sun and Backyards, 1947; watercolor and charcoal on paper mounted on board, 26 ½ x 34¾ inches (Frame: 37 1/4 x 44 11/16 inches); Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Dr. Meyer H. and Ann S. Riwchun, 2000
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, January 12, 1915
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
A peculiar morning: The earth was whitened with a film of snow, as if a great white light shown on it; while a dense fog, crowded down on all sides creating in the trees wonderful graduations, one behind the other. That a strong wind should whistle out of the fog surprised but delighted me. It cleared the air.
At noon a walk in Lakeview Cemetery. An East wind coming out of the mist grey sky, sending thru the trees a series of ice-clickings, reminded me of February. The sight of the beautiful bare trees against the sky holds a beauty we never have in summer. The air was fresh but not cold, as if only reminiscent of ice.
Charles E. Burchfield, January 12, 1915