Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Diamonds in the Snow, 1954; watercolor on paper; Dubuque Museum of Art, Cora Gordon Memorial Purchase
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, December 3 - 22, 1954
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Dec. 3- 22 –
A busy confused time – Bertha sorting and mounting all the clippings its – A fine job she did -At the same time I got all the catalogues ready and shipped them to the Whitney; also editing my letters to Frank. (I have the first 10 years in hand now to go over) Shopping a little for Christmas; sending out cards etc etc –
This has been one of the most beautiful Decembers of my whole life. Except for a couple rainy days it has been cold, and almost every day some snow has fallen. December snow-storms are usually without any wind, so that the snow settles down over trees, bushes and plants with wonderful effects – (Such as described on Dec. 2) The effects surpass all the idealizations that artists have ever created.
Yesterday I set up the Christmas tree (a Douglas Fir we purchased at the Bailey Market) and in the evening trimmed it –
On our few trips to Buffalo Christmas Symphonies filled the air – delightful! –
We expect Vi & Art on Friday –
I have had letters from Baur full of enthusiasm –
Letters from J.C. – another picture sold –
Sold a 1916 picture (Cal Comer’s backyard) to the Harry Houser’s.
Charles E. Burchfield, December 3 - 22, 1954