Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), July Drought Sun, 1949-60; watercolor on paper, 45 x 54 inches; Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Volume 59, August 25, 1959
Monday, August 25, 2014
Had intended working on the “App. Highway”, but somehow switched to the “July Drought Sun” – As the afternoon progressed (the heat and humidity were bad, I was sweating all over - ) I became more and more angry with the picture and wound up with a coughing spell.
Charles E. Burchfield, August 21, 1959
Got to work on the Drought Moon picture – put in the moon before lunch, then practically finished the picture in the afternoon. I was too tired to evaluate (plus the fact that always when a picture is just finished, I am looking for flaws instead of good points) – Bertha thought it was beautiful.
Charles E. Burchfield, August 25, 1959