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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), In the Glen, 1915; ink and graphite on paper with wood splinter used as a drawing tool, 10 3/8 x 16 5/8 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), In the Glen, 1915; ink and graphite on paper with wood splinter used as a drawing tool, 10 3/8 x 16 5/8 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, April 25, 1915

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Hot hazy morning – sky a darkish violet – YG trees against it – already like Mid May -  Painting in room – Sketching in Park – deadening heat – heavy sky – thick blue haze – ground dry  - hot wind – Meet [Clara] Deike – the unexpectedness of meeting a fellow artist enhances the meeting – Likewise when I came upon [Frank] Daniels painting on the creek’s bank –

P.M – with J. [Burchfield erased “A” for Alice.] to Glens – Trees on way – faint bird warblings in air – picking flowers – Filmy Trees in black hollow – water roaring –

Sun RO at setting – Down by water at tunnel – Valley full of moonlight very pale blue – Fishes trying to swim up rapids – shoot up a ways sending up spray – catch hold of rock – flash of silver side – Read Rubaiyat by moonlight till 10:00.

Charles E. Burchfield, April 25, 1915

 

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