Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Heat Lightning (also known as Landscape with Grey Clouds), ca. 1962; watercolor, charcoal, and white chalk on joined paper, 58 x 45 inches; DC Moore Gallery, New York
Charles Burchfield,. Journals, July 24, 1914
Friday, July 24, 2015
I have never observed so many colors in lightning as tonight. The general color was pink. At times some bolts took on a yellow tinge. Some were so near that they appeared a glowing blue, and again pale violet. There were no lulls; the display was constent and boisterous almost. The sky was a livid map of rivers. At times there were rapid successions of flashes, seeming to rise by contagion. At rare intervals, the falling rain caught flashes & glimered brilliantly.
Charles Burchfield, July 24, 1914