Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Gray Day, 1948; watercolor on paper, 30 x 25 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives.
Charles Burchfield, Journals, February 11, 1948
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Afternoon – mild “softening” of the weather – when the thermometer showed 38, I decided to make an outdoor painting. The view from between ours and Albarelli’s garage – out thermometer must read a few degrees too high for soon my paint began to freeze. So, I set up the oil stove again. Then a fine snow commenced to fall, and I countered with the big umbrella all afternoon.
Charles E. Burchfield, February 11, 1948