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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Night of the Equinox, 1917-1955; watercolor, ink, gouache, and charcoal on paper mounted on paperboard, 40 1/8 x 52 5/16 inches; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Night of the Equinox, 1917-1955; watercolor, ink, gouache, and charcoal on paper mounted on paperboard, 40 1/8 x 52 5/16 inches; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Charles Burchfield, Journals, March 2, 1948

Friday, March 1, 2019

Got out the “Winter Rain at Night” (a 1917 reconstructed picture that I mounted last year) and started drawing on it—all at once, it seemed to click and I felt an overwhelming desire to work on it (which I plan to do tomorrow—what will the day bring forth?) and at the same time ideas for conventionalizing natural phenomena poured in on me. I thank God for this renewal of my creative power.

Charles Burchfield, March 2, 1948

 

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