Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), View from Our Front Porch, Salem, Ohio, May 23, 1917; watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper, 22 x 20 inches (Frame: 29 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches); Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Dr. Edna M. Lindemann, 2004
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, May 8, 1948
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
I awoke about 7:00, and was amazed to see the air full of flying snowflakes! (Later reports told of drifts 18” deep at Little Valley, necessitating the use of plows on the roads!) I was seized with an urge to do a painting of the “Last sorrow of the season as a companion piece to last fall “First Snow”—I contrived a rude sort of shelter from the sleet & wind, and set up my easel on the studio porch. All afternoon. My result was like a caprice, and appropriately enough, was less grim than last falls sketch. – Very cold & disagreeable.
Charles E. Burchfield, May 8, 1948