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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Untitled, 1917; watercolor on paper; Image courtesy of the Burchfield Penney Archives

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Untitled, 1917; watercolor on paper; Image courtesy of the Burchfield Penney Archives

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, November 27, 1917

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Nov. 27, 1917 -

     Pale far away grey morning – Earth & Sky one – The sky is blueish grey at bottom but lighter warmer grey above –

     At noon the tremendous snow gloom hangs over the earth – black trees bases look startled at the snowy ground (the sky being dark, the snow is a source of light).  Houses appear, as if they thought “What is the terrific thing that is about to happen?” – Foundry Hill specters   The House of the Old Lady has white fishy eyes –

     The Zenith looms like a great oval light –

Charles E. Burchfield 

 

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