Charles E. Burchfield in his own words
Thursday, June 20, 2013
I wonder how many who viewed this spectacle could do so without entertaining an aspiration to something nobler than they had yet achieved? Indeed & I saw no one so much as giving the sky a second glance, if a first.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Do not bore your audience by telling everything about a subject – it is better to under-state, than over-state – Leave a little mystery! (Thoughts from Delacroix)
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
...a train rushed past and I remarked on the beauty of the smoke which was white and ghostly in the still moonlight. Merle compared me to Wordsworth, and advised me to write and “Ode to Smoke!”
Monday, June 17, 2013
It is difficult to separate actual boyhood impressions from the visions called up by the stories I read as a boy.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
The Dvorak Symphony No. 1 for Father’s Day—(last Sunday). It was a magnificent Symphony, in the grand romantic manner of Beethoven and Schubert.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
P.M. – to Gardenville Elementary School to show my paintings to and talk to the sixth grade pupils –…The event proved to be one of the happiest and most rewarding experiences of my entire career.
Friday, June 14, 2013
He walks along through the woods and meadows, past hepaticas and spring-beauties; past blue-gray beeches, rough-barked maples and under the soft dark gloom of pine-trees, God leading him by the hand.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Beautiful colors in a fire Rich blue + violet in glowing embers.What is in those flames – trees history + history of its inhabitants.
Charles E. Burchfield, from an Untitled folder in the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, circa 1917
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
– do not organize design or paint pattern – paint the sweeping of snow, the agony of the trees, the roar & rush of wind; the burst of sunlight; the far remoteness of houses, the small town feeling –
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Visit from Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Wyeth (the latter here on jury duty for W.N.Y. show) – I showed them my new things in the studio — They were completely amazed by the Nuthatches...