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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Freight Car Dwellings, 1920; watercolor on paper, 12 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives.

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Freight Car Dwellings, 1920; watercolor on paper, 12 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives.

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, March 31, 1916

Monday, February 18, 2013

A powerful sunshiny day. Frost - dense haze at sunrise (blue to west, yellow to east - bases of things lost) - Sunlight thru day white - blue horizon - highlights, on trees - bluebirds + robins rife with song at morning; Freight trains echo + re-echo. a violet haze obscures sun at late afternoon - violet pallor over all- immense calm

Charles Burchfield's Journals
March 31, 1916

 

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