Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Flaming Orange North Sky at Sunset/V-4, July 16, 1915; watercolor and pencil on paper, 11 x 17 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, July 24, 1914
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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