Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Sultry Moon, 1959; watercolor on paper, 33 x 40 inches; Private Collection
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, June 30, 1930
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A week of unusual heat – Today too hot to stir about – go for walk in the evening up in the fields – the sun just about to touch the horizon – it glows softly blurred by the heat haze – a hot warm breeze stirs lazily over the wilting fields – the meadows in appearance still belong to June, but they are covered with a dense stifling brown haze –Late at night as I lay in bed – the full moon behind the maple tree outside had a peculiar sultry glare about it such as I never saw before.
Charles Burchfield, June 30, 1930