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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Solitude, [1918] 1944-63; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 42 x 60 inches, Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Solitude, [1918] 1944-63; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 42 x 60 inches, Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Charles Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 62, February 2, 1963

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Feb. 2 – Saturday –
Warmer (40°) dark, overcast, raining heavily at times
 
All day again on “Solitude” – I thought I had just about solved all of its problems, but when I set it up in the house, a number of glaring faults appeared (mainly a matter of color value & over-emphasis of certain areas) –
 
With charcoal and chalk, I made tentative corrections and then it seemed to function properly as a whole. 
 
Once I chanced to look out of the studio window and saw a flock of pheasants in Alberella’s back-lot – all at once something alarmed them, and they flew towards and over the studio. The males outnumbered the females – a wonderful and very colorful sight – 
 
Bedtime music – Grieg music – Lyric Suite, Symphonic Dances, Holberg Suite, Wedding-day at Troldhaugen.
 
Charles E. Burchfield February 2, 1963 
 
 

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