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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Clearing Sky, 1920; watercolor and pencil on paper, 19 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Clearing Sky, 1920; watercolor and pencil on paper, 19 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 41, July 2, 1938

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July 2, 1938 – (Saturday)
A “clearing-up” day after the rain yesterday.  The wind from the northeast, great loose clouds in a calm blue sky, the air full of the hot per-fume laden humidity of early summer.  Yesterday’s rain was an unusual one, dark low-hanging clouds all day without even a hint of sunshine, and at the last, in the late evening, a thin fog settled down; the sky a vague misty expanse, the quintessence of void, daylight seeping thru had a strange otherworld quality.  The temperature was at the precise point when one is no longer conscious whether it is warm or cool.  The air was simply soft and all-pervading.

Charles E. Burchfield, Vol. 41, 1938, pg. 1

 

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