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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Dusty Road in July, 1952-58; watercolor and charcoal on paper laid down on board, 35 x 50 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives.

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Dusty Road in July, 1952-58; watercolor and charcoal on paper laid down on board, 35 x 50 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives.

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, July 10, 1920

Friday, July 10, 2020

July noon –

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; pasty clouds – the day dies endlessly

Charles E. Burchfield, July 10, 1920

 

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