Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Mid-June, 1917-1944; watercolor on paper mounted on Masonite, 36 x 48 inches, sheet, 41 ½ x 53 ½ x 1 3/8 inches, framed; Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York Charles W. Goodyear Fund, 1946 1946:1
Charles Burchfield, Journals, June 10, 1961
Friday, June 14, 2019
The other day going over my early summer 1915 notes—remembering a note on a moon reflected in Little Beaver below Covered Bridge. I finally found it. It evokedmemories of June twilights and nights along the Little Beaver; and of thick white mists lying low in chilly meadows; of myriad fireflies, and ghostly arrowhead flowers—Today I painted a moonlight fantasy based on these memories, with enormous elm-shaped phantoms rising up toward the moon, white-crowned—a "never-never land" that fills me with happiness.
Charles Burchfield, June 10, 1961