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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 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.

 

 

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