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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), View from Our Front Porch, Salem, Ohio, May 23, 1917; watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper, 22 x 20 inches (Frame: 29 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches); Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Dr. Edna M. Lindemann, 2004

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), View from Our Front Porch, Salem, Ohio, May 23, 1917; watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper, 22 x 20 inches (Frame: 29 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches); Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Dr. Edna M. Lindemann, 2004

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals October 12, 1917

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

First Autumn Storm
Sky a huge black monster; terrific cold wind; dashing frothy rain trees bend + fling back and forth; house roofs glow like phosphorous; rattle of leaves; air + sky full of black scattering leaves, ground covered with a vivid yellow glow from fallen leaves;
Later on, a flush of sunlight – then dark, wind, turns to snow – at noon – thick white flurry over dead sunflowers + blooming petunias; intense white horizon –
Charles E. Burchfield, October 12, 1917

 

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