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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Spring Rain in the Woods, 1950; Watercolor on paper, 30 x 40 inches; Private Collection

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Spring Rain in the Woods, 1950; Watercolor on paper, 30 x 40 inches; Private Collection

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, May 1, 1916

Monday, May 1, 2017

        

A hot windy day –

Rose-carthame sun at rising –

A hot atmosphere – big hot wind from southwest – elms & poplars waving in wind – dirt now dry is a peculiar orange pink on the green – yellow dandelions – sidewalks become a rich whitish blue violet –

Trees are blue & blueviolet with YG leaf spottings –

Middle distance lt V haze with blue trees up against it; wind & dust rearing thru airy YG willows – bright cerulean & whitish rhythms running over grass – (sketch)

Windy day clouds with fine silver tops –

A peculiar phenomenon: 

Sun shining on one YG willow another in shadow of cloud is cerulean (doodle)

Haze, dust & clouds thicken towards night – at 9:00 a furious dashing rain - Spring rain – with green film on willow poplar, & few maples –

Spring – white sky – V, RV, pink, O & pink dirt & green grass (YG, G, BG, black green & O green) cerulean middle ground – rv -, trees blue black outline in brill blue haze YG leaf spottings against sky –

Charles E. Burchfield,     May 1, 1916 –

 

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