Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), July, (1935)-43; watercolor on joined paper, 31 11/16 x 49 15/16 inches; Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Gift of the artist, 1954/54.1
Charles Burchfield, Journals, July 3, 1942
Friday, July 5, 2019
Get out the “Wheat Field & Maple” to study it.
In this picture there is, in the distance, beyond the wheat field, a number of groupings of trees, with a vista between. I get two feelings from these; one is of South-east on a hot July midmorning,—looking across harvest fields from the worn porch of a farm house, where there is heard the cheerful clatter of kitchen activity—the vista to the southeast extends to infinity. The other is over a number of groves to the Northeast; just around the edge of one is seen a wide misty valley extending out to the infinite, a vast unknown, undiscovered land, thousands of miles in extent. One boy might aw to another “Let’s see today, what is beyond the woods to the Northeast.”
Charles Burchfield, July 3, 1942