Charles E. Burchfield in his own words
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Every so often, I pass thru a period of despising my locale, and longing for either new, more, romantic & picturesque scenes, or for the old remembered haunts in Ohio...
Monday, January 7, 2013
In one of my imaginings today, I was making a trip thru the mountains en route to the Pacific, and suddenly it came to my mind to imagine a thunderstorm in the mountains; at once I saw this.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
...all you can hope is that the artists will sometimes again turn their attention back to humanity and the world of nature.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Never should the artist adopt an artificial formula that has been evolved by some other man, and superimpose it on nature.
Friday, January 4, 2013
It has been said that great art is a perfect union of form and idea, but if an artist is going to be remiss in either, it has better be in form.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The work of an artist is superior to the surface appearance of nature, but not its basic laws.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A good drawing should be a spontaneous creation, not a carefully planned and studied exercise.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
... I strove to put it into all the joy of Christmas, of family love, and home life, peace and sweet contentment.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Little Catherine is sure a ‘peach’ – I do wish you could see her.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
I did some astronomical juggling to get in all I wanted – above & to the left of the moon is “Canis Minor”