Charles E. Burchfield in his own words
Monday, January 28, 2019
"This morning was bright & cool. The blue sky, at first covered with yellow and grey clouds, later cleared off; a hard-cold wind was blowing..."
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Mr. Kessler said he had a large wood, some of it virgin forest north of East Otto near the Cattaraugus Creek. The very words ‘Virgin forest’ thrilled me and I longed to be able to visit it.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
In studio, working on the 1921 journals transcribing the 1921 walking trip, Keller, Wilcox, Travis & I took along the Ohio River in June.
Friday, January 25, 2019
Saturday night & Sunday at Kenreich’s—I do not find it possible to write even in the privacy of my diary my love for Bertha—to put it down in words would seem to destroy its sacredness. But it has opened up to me ideas the existence of which I never before dreamed.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Snow-drops by the garage pushing up —
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
A bitterly cold gale from the S.W. (with a little snow) that made driving difficult. To keep straight, I had to pull on the wheel as hard as tho turning a corner...
Monday, January 21, 2019
"...Today was a fairy day - the nature of the storm brought a smile from the walker – so light and buoyant, they had the character of sunlight..."
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Evening to Knox dinner (in honor of Lloyd Goodrich) and Goodrich’s lecture (with slides) on the decade of the Amory Show (current exhibition at the gallery) –
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Jan – 19 – A blizzard, with the temperature about zero. Still life of two plants in front of a frosted window –
Friday, January 18, 2019
Painted the memory of an incident that took place almost 60 years ago, but which seems still as vivid in my memory as the day it happened long ago.