Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), February Thaw (The Thaw, January Thaw), 1920; watercolor on paper, 18 x 24 inches; Brooklyn Museum, John B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Charles Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 10, February 15, 1912
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The snow and ice have been melting and gutters everywhere are full of rapidly flowing water, and depressions in sidewalk and road have become lakes, - “streams” and lakes glittering almost joyously in the sunlight. A soft delicate haze has pervaded everywhere and there is an indefinite feeling of unrest in the air that makes me wild to be up and off, roaming the fields and woods.
Charles Burchfield, February 15, 1912