Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), October in the Woods, 1938–63; Watercolor, gouache, chalk, and charcoal on joined papers, mounted on cardboard, 45 5/8 x 57 3/4 inches; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Isermann, 1997
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, October 18, 1920
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
In these days we have reliable weather reports a week in advance; formerly “weather prophets” could tell a day or so in advance from the appearance of the sky. Now we are told a cold wave is coming in a week with storm & freezing weather. There is something sinister about it. The weather is calm, lazy & misty; not a sign of rain or wind, and yet we know that a storm is far away constantly approaching. It gives to this dead calm a sinister quality it would not otherwise have.
Charles E. Burchfield, October 18, 1920