Charles E. Burchfield in his own words
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Those days had their frustration and agony—but all that remains is the joy I felt in nature, as revealed in these watercolors—Halcyon days, without a single worry!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
B & I to the Century to see "Bambi" again. Somewhat of a disappointment – altho the thunderstorm in the woods, the transition of autumn to winter, and the forest fire were still enchanting.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The reflections of the sun in the water was a pale gold tint, which comes only at certain times in the early Spring.
Monday, February 17, 2014
In studio – remounting the two 1947 parts of “Star in the Woods” – preparing mounts for the 1917 part –
Sunday, February 16, 2014
To the Chippewa market. A strong wind, the sun is shining thru the scattered clouds; the feeling is of March – Home early P.M.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Niagara Falls about sun-down. Stop to view American Falls, and also Horse-Shoe. The latter for me are the most impressive — the sun lighting just the brink of the falls, a beautiful fragment of rainbow...
Friday, February 14, 2014
I like to think of myself—as an artist—as being in a nondescript swamp, alone, up to my knees in mire, painting the vital beauty I see there, in my own way, not caring a damn about tradition, or anyone’s opinion.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
As I came out of the studio at 4:00, the blast of air that struck me in the face felt so delightful and invigorating that all I could think was “How good it is to be alive, and experience Winter!”
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The dappled moonlit sky recalled muddy pussy-willows, swirling streams, and mud-spattered boys with wild hair, running with dogs through rattling swamp grass. All the old desires are reborn tonight.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Walk in A.M. – blinding sunlight – vivid emerald sky high cold wind – pearly clouds...