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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Autumnal Storm, 1948; watercolor on paper, 26 x 40 inches; Art Institute of Chicago, Olivia Shaler Swan Memorial Collection, 1951.20

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Autumnal Storm, 1948; watercolor on paper, 26 x 40 inches; Art Institute of Chicago, Olivia Shaler Swan Memorial Collection, 1951.20

Charles Burchfield, Journals, September 1, 1962

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sept. 1 – Saturday –

Very warm, but with a strong s.w. wind that tempered the heat.

Day spent mostly redding [sic] the studio, sorting out and filing drawings and ideas that have been accumulating for weeks.

One constructive thing I managed – I got out the drawing for “The Bearded Hills of August,” to study and realized the tall “pillar” of a cloud or thunderhead was not in the right place, but should be moved to the right.

About 4:00 to Cel Shultz’s for their annual cook-out dinner. We first drove Peggy home –

In the north, gigantic thunderstorms were slowly moving eastward, constantly swelling upward and changing form – a breath-taking sight, with such pure white tops, and never getting much darker even at the bases that a very light grey tinged with a pale Salmon-pink – above them the deep blue sky, much darker at the thunderheads’ crowns. Before we got to Main St., at Williamsville, they had mounted so high it was impossible to see their tops.

A wonderful meal, and a pleasant time Lillian Fisher who has been very ill, managed with help to come – She has to use a “walker” as well as a cane.

Cornelia Braun and Cel took Lillian home while Gene showed us slides of color photos he had taken, various, many of them excellent –

We left about 11:00 –

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, September 1, 1962

 

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