Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Lynx Woods, 1947; Watercolor, pencil and white chalk on paper laid down on board, 32 3/4 x 39 1/2 inches; Image courtesy of Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 58, October 17, 1956
Saturday, October 19, 2013
To the Big Woods painting — … I spent some time wandering around in the woods trying to find just the right spot to carry out my idea, which has obsessed [me] for some time (the lynx woods giving the feeling of the coming of winter into the glory of autumn.) A blue jay kept calling, and sporting in the tree tops – a wild blood-tingling call.
Charles E. Burchfield, October 17, 1956