Records from Gramophone – save opening them until evening-
To country below Dayton – painting of an old Gothic House I had seen last August – with heat & insect rhythms
Paint until 2:00 – Lunch by road, in shadow of trees which overhung from a woods – Then on to class (on Route 18A & juncture of East Church Rd) – reached by narrow dirt road up over the hill – Lockwood’s Aunt’s place in deep woods – some of the class there, unenthusiastic – One painting Indian Pipe & I envied him! Blair arrives on motorcycle & says Wolfgruber & Koenig are down in the valley near an old iron bridge – so I went down –
A fine spot & I decide to have the class there tomorrow— A dam, cataract, swampy pool, cliffs & many farm buildings. The owner “Kromer” (?) – working in oat-field – He readily gave his permission for class to come there – (Sign on tree – No Trespassing – No swimming or trunks without tops) He proved to be “quite a talker” (his tale of the artist who chain-smoked cigars as he painted-) –
The picnic lunch in the woods – mosquitoes drove us frantic – I shared my lunch with Bob, who forgot his.
Home early. Opened records - & played “The Wood-Pigeon” & The Legends – both exciting & very individual.
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, July 30, 1951