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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Village Church in August, 1962-63; watercolor on paper, 45 x 32 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Village Church in August, 1962-63; watercolor on paper, 45 x 32 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, August 11, 1962

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Aug 11 – Saturday –

Sunny, some warmer –

In studio most of the day – readying up, sorting out notes etc. – It is discouraging to me to come across notes and ideas I had forgotten – discouraging because they suggest good pictures and yet they are, tucked away only to be recalled by accidently coming across them –

Studied the “Spider-Web” tree picture and concluded it must be enlarged – from 50 x 40 to 58 x 48 – I tentatively added paper, and it gains tremendously.

Discovered to my chagrin the added press-wood I had prepared yesterday to add 3” at the top of “The Heavens Declare”, was 9” too short – So I had to make another.

Evening letters to Vic + Clara, and Mary.

Evening music – Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony played by Minneapolis Orchestra under Mitropoulos [Dimitri Mitropoulos, was a Greek conductor]. An old record, its sound is mostly poor. The performance for the first three movements very good but it seems to me the playing of the last movement could hardly be worse – Stirring dramatic music, I wish I could find a better recording of it.

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, August 11, 1962

 

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