Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Song of the Tree Cricket, 1959-60; watercolor, gouache, white chalk and black charcoal on wove paper, 44 x 27 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Purchase and partial gift from anonymous donors and Albert M. and Raquel R. Wasserman, 2003
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 55, August 3, 1954
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Aug 3 – Tuesday-
Last night about 10:30 – I got up & went out the marigold bed, hoping to catch the night worms that have been defoliating them – Caught four more –
When I got back in bed, I heard the first tree-crickets.
Early A.M. Mart over [with] the children, (to have B. mark a dress for her.) Tommy came and gave me one of his bear-hugs – Had to go over an insect book with him and tell him all the names.
Out to the studio to get the drawings to show M. – Dark & ominous sky, heavy atmosphere. Hardly had I gotten to the studio, when torrents of rain come down.
P.M. – Worked up a drawing of a huge storm on Bullis Rd.
Charles E. Burchfield, August 3, 1954
[Burchfield bracketed this paragraph with red pencil in the left margin.]