Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Wild Geese and Poplars, 1956; watercolor on paper, 39 x 26 1/2 inches; Private Collection
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, October 21, 1938
Friday, October 21, 2016
Outside a soft gentle rain is falling from a dark misty sky, with a soothing patter. Thru the door is to be seen a [glimpse] of brilliant green grass, some tattered garden plants, a half-bare mountain ash, and a maple thick with russet and green foliage. The autumnal gloom has invaded the studio, and casts a [glower] over all common objects; and even my thoughts: it seems wonderfully good to be alive and in the exact spot, at this exact season of the year.
Charles E. Burchfield, October 21, 1938