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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Street Scene, 1940-1947; watercolor on paper, 39 x 53 inches; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Street Scene, 1940-1947; watercolor on paper, 39 x 53 inches; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase

Charles Burchfield, Journals, March 10, 1938

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A.M. puttering to the studio, arranging my notes for the oil I am working on into some sort of order. I find it easier to divide to divide a picture into “passages” and group the notes under the various headings—“Sky”—chimney groups—Bridge area—the water with its ice cakes—the battered part of the house—the extreme foreground with its bank, trees & birds & birds, etc.

Charles Burchfield, March 10, 1938

 

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