Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Summer Sun, 1920; watercolor, charcoal, and gouache on joined paper, 21 x 26 3/8 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, July 10, c. 1920
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
July noon – (10th)
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 E. Burchfield, July 10, c. 1920