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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Spring Evening in the Park, April 1916; watercolor on graphite paper, 8 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches; Private Collection

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Spring Evening in the Park, April 1916; watercolor on graphite paper, 8 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches; Private Collection

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, April 10, 1916

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April 10, 1916—

This evening I called Travis’ attention to a wonderful bit of color formed by a yellow lamp coming up against a brilliant blue dusk outside the window. “Yes” he remarked after a moment “down at Potter’s I get all the different lighting effects in lampshades.”

Oh to see a sunsparkled drop of dew on a blade of grass and think there were nothing else in the world! Vague apprehensions of the future arise to torment me. I cannot enjoy nature with composure —

Charles E. Burchfield, April 10, 1916

 

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