Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Windy Trees in Sunlight, c. 1917; watercolor and gouache on paper, 20 x 14 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Archives
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, February 11, 1915
Friday, February 21, 2014
I think I see nature with more complicated eye than earlier. Where once a fleet of clouds blown by a wind across the ragged sky was enough for me, now I look at it, troubled how best to put it down “on canvas.” When this—the grammar of expression—has become as much a part of me as seeing, then I can return to my simpler sight.
Charles Burchfield, February 11, 1915