Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Afterglow, July 8, 1916; watercolor with graphite on paper, 19 3/8 x 14 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Tony Sisti, 1979
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, August 24, 1914
Friday, August 30, 2013
At sunset the whole sky was a brilliant salmon, which case a warm glow over the earth, and brought us running outdoors. The clouds overhead & far to the east were touched highly on one side, yet the mass of color was in the northwest. What wonderful pebbled beaches—violet sand with salmon pebbles—in a lake of cold icy green & blue! That blue is a most wonderful color. The wind, indeed, cool as it is, seemed tinged with ice, coming through that sky.
Charles Burchfield, August 24, 1914