Charles E. Burchfield in his own words Share Tweet

 
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Near Gate Mill, Ohio Cardinals, 1915; Watercolor on paper; Image from the Burchfield Penney Archives

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Near Gate Mill, Ohio Cardinals, 1915; Watercolor on paper; Image from the Burchfield Penney Archives

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, February 10, 1964

Sunday, February 10, 2019

February 10 – Monday –

Very cold – (+5 °) – A clear brilliant day – Both of us up at 7:00 – before the sun came up, white vapors arising from the creek – collecting on the trees and bushes in the form of white frost –

a.m. – in studio working on the 1917 globe Skating Rink picture – Originally the sketch had large white flakes of snow in front of the building, but now it seemed as if they interfered with the picture, so I eliminated them –

*Cardinal sings for the first time.

As I came into the house, I heard the cardinal singing – I answered him and he came to the pine trees signing excitedly – So today must be considered the first day of Spring – (or should I say as of old “Var frühling” -?)

Evening music – Hayden’s Symphony #39 –

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, February 10, 1964

 

Comments