Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), New Life, 1919-1963; watercolor on paper, 18 3/8 x 24 3/4 inches (Frame: 26 1/2 x 33 inches); Gift of the Burchfield Foundation, 1975
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, January 21, 1948
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Jan. 21 (Wed.)
a.m. letter from Sally that all was o.k. She had an X-ray taken – everything is in fine shape + Dr. said it might be an easy birth. (It is definitely not twins, as Sally has been joking about.) Note from M.A. apology for not writing. Mild + thawing – a “spit” of soggy snow now + then –
P.M. sketch from the studio “porch” – Shortly after I started the began to wind increased and snow bringing snow with it. I protected myself by setting up a big box at the west end, and touching above it a large sheet of corrugated board. The snow became so thick and so clogged up my paint box that I had to stop – but not before I had hurriedly set down the main points, and made a fine composition of areas and angles.
Shortly before six Red called Oneida and announced the safe delivery of a boy – Andrew Douglas. He said all was o.k. – that it was a short and easy birth.
Charles Burchfield, Journals, January 21, 1948