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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Early Spring, 1917; watercolor and graphite on paper, 21 × 28 1/4 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Early Spring, 1917; watercolor and graphite on paper, 21 × 28 1/4 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, May 22, 1915

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A cool grey morning – sunglow in dim east – orioles sporting in the green trees – Clouds commence to break noonwards – odd brown bird in tree on magnolia with song like thrashers – orioles singing – chippy – Sitting on bank of Doan Creek sketching rapids – tanager burning in bush far down stream–Working all day in school mid afternoon sun comes out in a blue + white streaked sky – wind commences – Elysian feeling – At evening walking out from work – a fine breeze jiggles the trees – poplars a maze of delightful twinkling rhythms; white leaves appear & disappear like sun sparkled water rippled – This is the season of nighthawks – at this hour they bow their wing in the silver air, uttering hoarse vibrant “chirps.”

Charles Burchfield, May 22, 1915

 

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