Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Fantasy of Heat, 1952-58; watercolor on paper, 40 x 30 inches; Private Collection, Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives
Charles Burchfield, Journals, July 10, 1920
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Tall trees standing motionless with flat green shadows -, there is a film over the sun, and the air takes on a hazy brassy appearance –
The call of a woodpecker – a fly buzzes –
It is eternity – the old romantic power of primitive sunlight – , there are endless valleys of sun-topped trees – scent of milkweed.
The afternoon – The air becomes more stagnant – the ground hot – the sky turns to a sultry violet; hasty clouds – the day dies endlessly –
Charles Burchfield, July 10, 1920