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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Backyards in Golden Sunlight, (1946) 1966; watercolor on seamed paper mounted on board, 48 x 48 inches; Private Collection, image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Backyards in Golden Sunlight, (1946) 1966; watercolor on seamed paper mounted on board, 48 x 48 inches; Private Collection, image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Charles Burchfield, Journals, May 14, 1917

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A vivid clear day sunlight white & blinding shadows are very sharp & dark blue black; dandelions hurt the eyes – Shadows group into flat masses. Bare trees [black violet] against north, fruit trees white against them. Poplar leaves vivid [orange yellow] against sky, sparkle with white shimmer –

Evening sun is white surrounded by golden yellow – Sky is a rich [cerulean], against it fresh green trees – yellow & green, fruit trees in full bloom – rich [orange] sun – to east brick red objects – afterwards a rainbow horizon sky –

Charles E. Burchfield, May 14, 1917

 

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