Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Road in Sunlight and Shadow, 1936; watercolor on paper, 19 x 27 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of James T. Shaffer in Memory of his mother Daisy Shaffer, 1977
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, December 27, 1924
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Must a man after all be a hard physical worker to enjoy the world [?] It would seem so—the only time that I ever felt anything like the magnificent feeling Melville gives expression to was the evening of the day I rode from Cleveland to Salem on my wheel [bicycle] and sank down on a bank to rest at eventide—with great blurred dapples above me...
Charles E. Burchfield, December 27, 1924