From Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Dec. 18, 1947
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
All day on the "Star Pierces the Clouds" [The Star] picture, - it is one of the most complicated pieces of "lighting" I have ever attempted, combining as it does exaggerated star-light, house-lights, the winter after-glow and the warm lihts of the city on the lower sides of clouds - With the star-light to over-power the others, I felt like "wading in" rough-shod, and brought the picture forward quite a bit. I still cannot judge its problems.
Charles Burchfield, December 18, 1947