Charles E. Burchfield in his own words
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
One expects at any moment in a wind like this to see the dissolving heaven part and reveals to us some of the secrets of this life. What is in the wind?
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The season has arrived when it is my custom to finish up pictures and frame them for the Fall season in New York. No sooner do I start to turn my mind to the many problems arising from this activity, than at once I am filled with regret, for the scenes and natural events pertaining to the September … more
Monday, September 16, 2013
The beauty of Thoreau’s thoughts increases for me every time I open the book. I anticipate reading his Spring, Summer + Winter almost as much as I anticipate an early morning walk in the Dutchman’s.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Nature, having given us a sip of her perfect weather, is now brewing for us a draught that will not perhaps be so pleasing but without which the former would not be so pleasing.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
And so do my impressions of childhood evade me. Of late there have been rare instances when childhood impressions would flash across my mind—it is not that I wish to go back, or mourn for the past. I only wish I might look at nature new as I did then, with a mind steeped in fairy … more
Friday, September 13, 2013
Finally I abandon my poster and make a sketch! I got much more than the sketch. I realized that is what I loved—this seeking to put down my impression of things.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
...I said I wanted to paint scenes, expecting a storm. She said, “Then you’re going to be an artist?” I said “yes.” She said, “Here I thought you were going to be a designer,”
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
To be alive – to be a member of the human race –
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Dream at dawn: Out in the country by an abandoned house. Suddenly in the north appeared a great flock of eagles...
Monday, September 9, 2013
Days of youth! Days of Hope! Days of energy and invigoration! Days of romance! Today’s cold snappy weather ushered them all in.