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A wild windy day after the stormy night – Day dawns clear & cold with a stiff wind - soon come windy day clouds in first white, later with cold blue bases & booming white tops –

To Bentley’s on picnic – wind waves in hay, - irresistible – wind shattered trees becoming black against the blue & white sky -

Arise at 4:00 in anticipation of a fishing trip...

Get out the Wheat Field & Maple to study it...

Tolstoi has said that to find God was to lose oneself in the joy of his work... 

To the country south of Java Village sketching:

A fine windy day, with deep blue sky and an infinite variety of rain & cumulus clouds...

I am saddened to report that Burchfield’s grandson David Richter died June 28th after a long illness. He was 69 years old. He had a long career as a talented pianist who performed at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and served as faculty at The Royal Conservatory of Music at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. David also became a major patron of our museum, making significant donations to the Charles E. Burchfield Archives of vintage photographs, exhibition records, and so much more relating to his grandfather’s life and career. He is survived by his sister Peggy Richter Haug and brother Tom Richter among other Burchfield family members.

 

Nancy Weekly

Burchfield Scholar

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Today too hot to stir about—go for a walk in the evening up in the fields—the sun just about to touch the horizon... 

I had a dream last night and got a glimpse of that strange world that seems a memory of
childhood’s impressions partly, and partly something that I never have experienced...

Rather numb from my experience yesterday [painting a clover field]—but I wish I could prolong and expand such moments. How I long to break the confinement of my adulthood, and get back to the innocent wonder of childhood...

Up late, but determined to go out painting nevertheless. To the country east of Strykersville...

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