Charles E. Burchfield in his own words
Friday, May 17, 2013
All day on "Song of the Peterbird" picture (Shall I change the title to "Sun, Clouds and Rocks?") – I felt in fine fettle, able to tear into the picture, making changes & inventing new themes and details
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Rain commences late afternoon, becoming a steady downpour by night – a spring rain is a beneficent act One could stand in it and feel sheer physical pleasure in its contact –
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
At afterglow time To Bentley’s – Pipers – woods + frogs in the glassy ponds – In the twilight woods – a leaf wistle - a bird flies up at my foot unseen – a stray wind in the trees – I heard the stream coming out of … more
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Thinking of my project of a whole new series of “Months”...
Monday, May 13, 2013
Memories: A little hill rank with new long grass, and dandelion seed-heads all stewwing in the boiling sunlight.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
With our special Mother’s day “decorations” (corsage of red rose buds and white carnations for Bertha and a white carnation for me) we set out for church – a fine sunny morning –
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Dear Friends:… I do not know if I told you this or not, but “Autumnal Fantasy” was one of a group of four pictures that I thought of as comprising a “Symphony of the Seasons"
Thursday, May 9, 2013
There is an excitement in riding on a street-car when you have no objective--At a certain point the canal looked so interesting we got off and made for it, came to some locks
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Thinking of an artist who yearns to compose wonderful music, yet what he sees with his eyes is the overwhelming instinct –
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I miss the rattling swamp at sunset time when the birds are calling cozily twittering as if in lazy conversations.