Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), The Dark Ravine, 1946; watercolor, white chalk, and summary charcoal underdrawing on white wove paper, 40 x 34 inches; Karen and Kevin Kennedy Collection
Charles Burchfield, Journals, October 10, 1936
Friday, October 10, 2014
Late PM East to “Shed in Swamp” woods. Cool wind blowing out of the sunlit western sky, driving scattered clouds before it. As I went over the rough fields I realized all at once how good the earth was. I stooped and stroked the dry grass and weeds—what a wonderful thing the sense of touch; I squeeze clumps of the weeds & grass to get the feel—the actual contact. Walking on I likewise folded with my arms a maple branch, rejoicing in the sharp twigs and the resisting quality to the stiff branches.
Charles Burchfield, October 10, 1936