Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Sultry August Afternoon, 1962-63; watercolor on paper, 38 x 29 inches; Private Collection, Image courtesy of the Burchfield Penney Art Center
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, August 6, 1963
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
To the North Otto Grange Hall painting – we took food for both noon and evening, as I expected to work up to 6:00 or later (the lighting was not right on the tree I wanted to paint until mid-afternoon.)
Altho it was unpleasantly sultry going down we found it pleasant in the shade of the great locusts.
Lying on the mat looking directly up to the sky – too seldom do we allow ourselves the joy of such a view –
Finished about six – After a pleasant meal with a cool dry breeze from the west, we went homeward –
The thoroughwort [Eupatorium serotinum] patch on Swamp Road is in full rampant bloom – goldenrod is coming out rapidly.
Charles Burchfield, Journals, August 6, 1963