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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Glory of Spring (Radiant Spring), 1950; Watercolor on paper, 401⁄8 x 293⁄4 inches; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Corning Clark, 1959

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, March 20, 1917

Monday, March 20, 2017

A dappled sky, silver sun – wind out of SW is it the wind or the Equinox? Windy poplars against yellow + white dapple rifts robins sing –

Windy fresh sunlit noon – oily mud – objects vibrate in space – nothing is distinctly static – grass is green + RV + has a brassy appearance - ; in some places greening grass contrasts with RV mud – Sky forms in great white bow shaped clouds extending from one corner to another –

A haze vibration over the ground –

Charles E Burchfield, March 20, 1917