Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Late Afternoon in the Hills, 1939-41; watercolor on paper, 27 x 40 inches; image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives
Charles Burchfield, Journals, October 13-17, 1941
Monday, October 13, 2014
Oct. 13 -
On "Late Afternoon in Hills" - all I can do myself -
Oct. 14 -
On all four pictures (Great Elm, Barn at Sunset, Village by a Mountain-Side, Late Afternoon in Hills) - work steadily till 6 P.M.
Evening girls to Fredonia -
Oct. 15, Wed.
Sealing pictures. to packers -
P M. B + I to see "Nothing but the Truth + "Buy me that Town" - both good entertainment.
Oct. 16 - (Thurs.)
PM. B + I to Buffalo - to Rowes show - yo Art Fiddle shop. To Albright gallery to see Porterfield's show - too much arty photography
Meet Rowe there.
The sunlit cannas and the gothic tracery of elms beyond.
Home by way of Humbolt + Walden.
Evening to Reception at school for new principal - which was exactly as it sounds.
Oct. 17 - (Friday) -
Heavy Frost - Brilliant morning - The smell of "cooked" plants - acrid yet pleasantly nostalgic.
Still in my thoughts each autumn I am trying to trace down the memory of dry bean pods, sunlit in some field.
Night - to N. Y.