Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Two Ravines, 1934-1943; watercolor on joined paper mounted on board, 36 1/2 x 61 1/8 inches; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Gift of the Benwood Foundation, HMAA.1976.3.9
Charles Burchfield, Journals, October 20, 1934
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Take all children but Sally for ride south of Hamburg – the colonial meeting house where we get to look over the country. Myrtle in bloom – stop at one woods where we get large mush-room like (sic) lichen off tree. Stop at another woods which had several ravines in it. The delight of the children in this place thrilled me too. It was late; clouds had obscured the sun; a dull twilight hung over the woods, giving it a magical quality which I never remember experiencing before. Arthur especially was bubbling over with laughter, and delighted in tumbling down banks. All of us were in good spirits; several times we amused ourselves by hiding among the leaves in a little depression, and then calling Skippy. When he came, we would yell as loud as we could, a procedure that delighted the dog as much as us.
Charles Burchfield, October 20, 1934