Charles E. Burchfield in his own words
Monday, November 11, 2019
"...Can this be November? A deep blue sky - and great big yellow clouds drenched with the thin sparkling sunlight..."
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Cool – rain + wind from the east – a profusion of yellow poplar and maple leaves filling the air and covering the lawns. Most of the morning on the “Moonrise in the Woods” –
Saturday, November 9, 2019
In studio, [studied] various pictures especially the Sun Burst, which needs enlarging and redesigning – also studied the 1940 “December Sun”
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Grey smoky November – a cool morning – yellow + ochre rifts in sky that sweeps from N.W. at times silver sun in low S.E. Heavy yellow haze –
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
I planted crocus bulbs tonight, it seemed strange that these little dry bulbs planted in the cold black earth... would next spring come up flowers after the first March thunderstorm
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Evening – to Meibohm’s. A pleasant, but rather intense evening. Intense because all of them had so many things they wanted to show...
Monday, November 4, 2019
A.M – a wonderful heavy frost – even the tops of trees coated thickly –
Sunday, November 3, 2019
In studio studying “October Sunburst” and “Sundogs in December” and writing a letter to the Samples.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
A.M. In studio, cleaning frame for “Backyards in Late Winter,” putting picture in it, and with the aid of Bertha hanging it in the studio. By this time it was time for us to do our food shopping –
Friday, November 1, 2019
Flowers still blooming on, if diminishing in numbers and splendor – the longest we have ever gone without a killing frost.