Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), November Storm, 1950; watercolor on paper, 26 x 40 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sherlock A. Herrick, Jr., 2001
Charles Burchfield, JournalsNovember 15, 1938
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
The first snow, following a fine sunrise….
A weird effect at noon. Darkness settled down over the earth—the sky was a thick yellowish gray, a peculiar, ominous color—light from the studio streamed out over the snow as at night, a last twilight—a flash or two of lightening, followed by deep hollow thunder—snow falling steadily.
(Would this be like the first—or last rather—brief day of the Arctic Circle?)
I saw in my mind’s eye, the whole panorama of Fall from the lurid October trees, thru the idyllic November sunlit days, to sudden winter—
Charles Burchfield, November 15, 1938