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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Drifting Dandelion Seeds, May 1916; watercolor and gouache with pencil on paper, 14 x 20 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Purchase, 2014

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Drifting Dandelion Seeds, May 1916; watercolor and gouache with pencil on paper, 14 x 20 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Purchase, 2014

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, April 29, 1915

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

          Apr 29, 1915

     Cold wind in  window, sunlit apple blossoms wind tossed – song of yellow bird + oriole –  wind growing colder –

     Walk to villa – sun glittered wind bending the emerald and yellow green trees blue shadowed rippling grass – windspray on frothy falls – wind whitened willows – yellow dandelions sparkling in the windy grass - wind in whitened apple-trees.  Late afternoon sun driven by wind turns the trees to transparent yellow-green –

It is an Elysian Day –

     I am feeling boundlessly happy – I can laugh at my morbid entry of several days ago – yet I feel so inanely joyous that I feel sure I must pay for it later –

     Cold windy night –

     Heard negroes singing + playing mandolins on street car – How fine it would be if it were a regular thing!

Charles E. Burchfield, April 29, 1915

 

 

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