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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Yellow Torrent in the Woods Near Hepatica Hollow, 1951; Watercolor and chalk on paper, mounted, 40 1/2 x 26 inches; Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Yellow Torrent in the Woods Near Hepatica Hollow, 1951; Watercolor and chalk on paper, mounted, 40 1/2 x 26 inches; Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, May 21, 1915

Monday, May 21, 2018

 

A wonderful day – Opens with a roaring downpour of white rain – ceases – clouds break, rainy sky stiff wind – noon a storm comes up – blinding snakes – rain shattered trees bending in the dim mists – roar of thunder –

Hot wind follows – all things in a fullness of growth – wonderful sky all afternoon – In park – sketching loom + tear of clouds – Doan Brook a belching torrent of yellow water – at falls a cool breeze comes up from the looming spray –

Evening sky clears sparkles, but the air is warm

I am coming to despise social affairs –

Above the roaring Doan Brook falls I saw a scarlet tanager burning amidst a depthy oak –

This is not a season for reflection – nor is winter in any sense, an excuse for retirement –

Charles E Burchfield, May 21, 1915 –

 

 

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